Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Av 2, 5774

Investing
By:
Fred D. Snitzer
In the overheated rhetoric that now passes for debate in our nation's capital, the oil companies of the United States have been accused by some members of Congress of committing the unpardonable sin of being too successful. Charges of "excess" profits have rained down on the heads of oil-company CEOs, who were dramatically and publicly summoned to Washington to explain...
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Six-part adult-ed course taught here, and throughout the world
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Rabbi Efraim Mintz divides the decades following the Holocaust into different stages based on Jewish reaction to its horrors: the shock and silence of the first two decades after World War II, followed by years marked by the urgency to tell, document and, most importantly, never forget. The most recent period, said the director of the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute,...
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Grand Canyon offers spectacles, day-in, day-out
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Arthur R. Ellis, JE Feature
Why would the cast of "Fiddler on the Roof" enjoy a trip to the Grand Canyon? Two words: sunrise, sunset. Tevye isn't usually singing there, but thousands of visitors to this awe-inspiring location nonetheless pry themselves out of bed early in the morning to see first light bring the canyon walls to life, and again line the edge of the...
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By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
There are those who put little stock in miracles, but the good people who operate Developmental Enterprises Corporation, with administrative headquarters in Norristown, not only place great faith in them, they know it takes a miracle each and every day to enable the organization to proceed with its enormously challenging but life-affirming, life-changing work - and especially to succeed at...
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You wouldn't expect paper to be a major source of pollution; after all, it's made from wood, which in nature breaks down into tiny components that re-enter the plant growth cycle. Yet without proper dampness and other conditions that are often missing in garbage dumps, paper fails to decompose for dozens of years. As a result, billions of tons of...
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