Monday, April 21, 2014 Nisan 21, 5774

Itching for a bargain? Then try the Tel Aviv flea market
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Yocheved Miriam Russo, JE Feature
There's no telling what you might find in the lee of Tel Aviv's famous clock tower. The Israel Antiquities Authority struck cultural gold in their ongoing dig at the tower base - first up was a 61?2-foot cannon, apparently used by Napoleon on that fateful March 7, 1799, when he charged Jaffa's city walls. Beneath that was a 12th-century human...
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Industry about to create a new buzz in U.S.
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
The making, drinking and sharing of wine is an ancient Jewish tradition, a familiar family custom. As one of the world's oldest sources of wine, and with very good to excellent world-class products to promote, Israeli vintners may be getting closer to bringing more of their delicious appellations to U.S. markets. But, first, they must overcome several well-intentioned but limiting...
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Lauren Pound Somers, JE Feature
When a local woman needing some job-search assistance mentioned to Jerry Schneider that she had not filed her taxes for several years, he knew exactly the right tool to help her: The Benefit Bank. "This client told me she had filed her taxes in 2002, but not in 2000, 2001 or 2003," said Schneider, a job developer for the Jewish...
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As Jews around the world prepared for the latest New Year, members of Congregation Or Ami also welcomed the start of something else: a new educational center. The day before Rosh Hashanah, the synagogue obtained a certificate of occupancy for its new $2.5 million building, which includes 14 classrooms, a library, gift shop, expanded office space and a new youth...
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In an educational system where standardized testing and the "No Child Left Behind" mantra have dictated the direction of classroom curricula, finding the time and having the dedication to teach students lessons that go beyond the core skills of reading, writing and math have become challenges for a large number of educators. Still, finding new ways to teach about genocide...
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