Friday, September 30, 2016 Elul 27, 5776

By:
Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
At a conference held last month on how to make congregations more welcoming, Rabbi Philip Warmflash was heartened to see that more than 250 leaders from 42 area synagogues had come to learn what they could do to make their congregations more amenable. The event was put together by his organization, the Jewish Outreach Partnership, where he serves as executive...
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Rachel Silverman, JE Staff
Imagine a situation where the sea levels in Egypt rise so substantially that Alexandria, the Nile River bank and parts of the Suez Canal become completely inundated. In addition to producing millions of casualties and creating a massive refugee crisis, the floodwaters would wreak havoc upon the nation's economy, which depends upon agriculture. Such strife could also affect Egypt's relationship...
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Fred D. Snitzer, JE Feature
An excess of cash and complacency characterizes elements of today's financial markets: excess cash, in the form of the seemingly endless gush of money that continues to flow from institutional investors through private equity investors and into private equity deals; and excess complacency, reflected in the lowest risk premiums that the market has ever seen. These two excesses have created...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
Back when Johnny Carson was the only show on late-night television, the old joke was that millions of Americans "went to bed with Johnny." With Saturday night the most active date night of the week for single people, I am one of millions of American singles who goes on dates with Garrison Keillor. Keillor -- the creator, host and writer...
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Alyssa Galella, JE Feature
For its manufacturers, the impression that dark chocolate is nutritious has become sweet news indeed. And the response has been that Americans have certainly begun to consume more of it -- with bittersweet results. In 1995, 20 percent of Americans preferred dark chocolate, as compared to 80 percent for milk chocolate. But by 2005, tastes had changed, with 37 percent...
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