Monday, May 30, 2016 Iyyar 22, 5776

Welcome mat put out for Jewish emigres
By:
Aaron Dalton, JE Feature
Among the winding, bustling corridors of Istanbul's Grand Bazaar, at one of the thousands of small shops selling carpets, lamps, scarves, artwork and more, I chanced upon a jewelry store whose wares included pendants of the Israeli flag and several Stars of David. Jews represent only a tiny percentage of the Turkish nation -- perhaps just 25,000 people, mostly Sephardim,...
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By:
Jan L. Apple, JF Feature
Sixteen-year-old Ben Stein acknowledges that he may not be able to change the world right at this moment. However, he clearly intends to effect change within his own community through his efforts to create a peer group to dispel racism. Stein, a Center City resident and junior at Friends Central School, is one of 21 Philadelphia area 11th- and 12th-graders...
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As summer heats up, a natural chemical may change the way you feel about life
Imagine if a naturally occurring chemical in your body could help make you feel more calm and relaxed, but it would only work during the long days of summer. The same chemical would, instead, make you aggressive and nasty when you were exposed to less daylight during the winter. That's exactly what occurs for a specific species of mouse, according...
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How one guy can claim many marriages -- for other people
By:
Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
Ladies, here's an offer: If you want to get married, I'm the guy for you to meet. Now, I'm not saying that I will marry every girl who responds. I live in a place nicknamed the "Salt City" (Syracuse), not Salt Lake City. But there's a good chance that the guy you go out with after me, may be your...
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By:
Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
The array of brightly colored flowers seemed to glow, despite the overcast skies on a recent weekday, as the residents at the Evelyn and Daniel Tabas House unveiled an appropriate Mother's Day gift for Evelyn Rome Tabas: a new garden dedicated to her on the grounds of the property. Daniel and Evelyn Rome Tabas donated funds in 2002 to Federation...
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