Friday, January 30, 2015 Shevat 10, 5775

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In 1935, a little-known German boxer by the name of Eric Seelig shocked the American boxing world by knocking out Mickey Walker, a great middleweight champion of the 1920s. The road to an American arena full of fans applauding for a victorious Seelig -- who routinely wore shorts with a Star of David stitched on the left leg -- had...
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No translation of the rapid-fire Hebrew was needed to comprehend that Sagi Arusi -- a gregarious 15-year-old from Rosh Ha'ayin, Israel -- didn't want to talk about the night three years ago, when his family's home caught fire and much of his body was badly burned. Moments earlier, Sagi -- one of 40 kids, including four Israelis, who traveled to...
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Adina Matusow, JE Feature
You just finished a meal or a few drinks after a great first date. The server comes over with the check and places the bill in front of the guy. He picks it up. Do you: a) reach for your wallet and insist on splitting it; b) make a half-hearted attempt to take out your wallet and offer to pay,...
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Craig G. Langweiler, JE Feature
Why are so many people concerned when Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke acts on iflation as he did last week? Inflation not only affects individual purchasing power, but corporate fundamentals as well. For example, rising inflation rates tend to artificially inflate corporate earnings while causing P/E ratios to shrink and distort historical comparisons. However, few investors understand the context in which...
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Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
Sorry, Mary -- you've been eclipsed. Cruise-lovers, get ready for the world's largest oceanliner ever --Royal Carribean's Freedom of the Seas -- less than two years after the longitudinally awesome Queen Mary II debuted and claimed that title. This innovative ship introduced in New York dazzles observers with its new engineering marvels of industry-first attractions. In the last few years,...
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