Saturday, July 26, 2014 Tammuz 28, 5774

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Dave Gordon, JE Feature
Some credit cards offer you air miles. Others offer discounts on a car purchase. Now, an Israeli bank has come up with an entirely new market strategy: a card that might help shoppers score some points in the world to come. The secret formula? The new card, from major financial institution Bank Leumi, won't work its magic on Shabbat. And...
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The right-hand turn onto Pratt Street at Baltimore's Inner Harbor is one of the more stressful obstacles for the lunch-hour driver desperately looking for parking. A series of stoplights and a slew of merging cars can quickly result in rising blood-pressure rates. Perhaps that's why on Aug. 26, a group of Christians with broad, almost plastic-looking smiles, staked out positions...
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For the second time in its 58-year history, Post 575 of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America has honored a former soldier by latching his name to the group. When it formed back in 1947, the post was named after Lt. Milton Kelkey, a Philadelphian who was killed in battle during World War II. In April,...
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Sarah Martinez-Helfman's office in the Novacare Complex overlooks the expanse of green field where the Philadelphia Eagles are preparing for the upcoming season. Her room is also cluttered with autographed team memorabilia. Nonetheless, she doesn't want to talk football. During a conversation about her position as executive director of the Eagles Youth Partnership and its work with underprivileged kids, the...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Amid garbage bags, an old roller skate and a television broken in half - wires frayed in all directions - a gravestone with Hebrew lettering leaned to one side. Most of the words were faded and a piece of the top had been broken off, but at the bottom it still clearly read "5621," the Hebrew year translating to 1860-61...
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