Monday, July 14, 2014 Tammuz 16, 5774

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David C. Friedman, JE Feature
Philadelphia is famous for much in history -- Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Benjamin Franklin to name a few. One thing it is not well known for, but should be, is the creativity that goes into the art of furniture design and craftsmanship. For the past 15 years, Joshua Markel has been attempting to correct that. An accomplished furniture maker...
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Or, when it comes to fertility implants and births, is it too much?
By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
With the births of octuplets to Nadya Suleman -- the California woman in whom six embryos were implanted, one of which split, and who is already the mother of six young children -- concerns about fertility treatments have suddenly become a hot-button issue. Such has been the case for some time, but in Suleman's situation, there is the issue of...
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Kyle Meranus had a powerful experience at Pinemere Camp last summer. "I connected with myself and learned about what Judaism means to me -- while having fun!" declared the 14-year-old, who attended the Jewish overnight camp thanks to a grant from the Overnight Camp Incentive Program. Designed to attract new campers to this important Jewish identity-building tool, it is a...
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El Al fuels rate cut on round-trips to Israel
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Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
About 60 percent of American Jews have reportedly never visited Israel. If the price of an airline ticket was holding them back, that cost of flying to the Jewish state has been greatly reduced, at least on El Al Israel Airlines. Of course, the plummeting economy and steep fall in the price of oil also has something to do with...
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With the job market looking grim and showing few signs of turning around, now might not be such a bad time to be in college or graduate school -- preferably in a multiyear program, or at least until the unemployment rate declines and economists stop using the "R" word. Still, it's no secret that colleges and universities are deeply affected...
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