Friday, July 31, 2015 Av 15, 5775

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Melody Amsel-Arieli
The ax is about to fall. From July 1, Israelis must live within their bank overdrafts. Yes, overdrafts. Half of Israel maintains healthy overdrafts, withdrawing more money from their accounts than they deposit - and with the bank's blessing. In fact, banks routinely grant clients once, twice, even three times their monthly salaries in what amounts to standing loans. This...
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Media Clippings
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Back in November of 2005, The New York Times ran an article about fashion photographer Lillian Bassman, who had been, in the 1950s and '60s, one of the leading lights working at Harper's Bazaar, where her experimental black-and-white fashion images first appeared. However, as times and tastes changed, she fell into obscurity, and got to the point where she nearly...
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Despite applause for Olmert, he can't count on unconditional American support
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Ehud Olmert emerged from his first meeting as prime minister with President Bush sounding as if the conclave couldn't have been more to his liking. The extended face time he had with the resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and the cheers Olmert received when he addressed Congress last week are being put forward as a personal triumph for him as...
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A Precarious Affair It's no revelation to learn that the state of marriage in 2006 is not exactly the vision of American matrimony that the 1950s' sitcom "Father Knows Best" once portrayed to mass audiences. The rising rate of divorce, decisions to delay marriage until much later in life, as well as the acceptance of co-habition outside of wedlock have...
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Hello, Out There? Seniors Need Some Respect! I enjoyed the recent article about Hadas Kuznits (Names & Faces: "A Veritable Love Affair With Radio News," May 18). However, she sounds like she never expects to grow old! Kuznits says, "If college students voted as much as the senior citizens, the issues on the table would not be Medicare and Social...
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