Friday, April 18, 2014 Nisan 18, 5774

A busy schedule redefines life's 'bottom line'
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Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
Stacey Cohen is a billionaire. She's also a philanthropist, lifestyle guru, actress and author. And while her charities are uppermost in her mind, she notes that just as a business venture seeks return on an investment, philanthropy does to. "You want to make sure society benefits," says Cohen, who believes that her giving "makes her feel wealthy in her heart."...
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Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
With gas prices at the pump out of sight, with a housing slump and a rising number of foreclosures, with economic growth slowed, unemployment heading upwards, and the "R" word on the lips of many -- well, some worry may be warranted. But Philadelphians go overboard in pessimism, it appears. They seem to echo poet Robert Lowell, who once said,...
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Israel learns that going green isn't just for the birds
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As the sun dips behind the Ramat Naftali Mountain range, beginning to draw with it what's left of the light in the Upper Galilee, we set off to see the cranes. Our group, mostly journalists from around the world, are being led out into the middle of the broad Hula Valley by the steady pull of a battered old tractor...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
After the party ended and everyone else went home, we stood in the doorway of the guest bedroom. We were two adults -- grown up, both unattached and alone together. As we chatted there, she moved in close to me, and then got quiet. There was a moment. It was one of those moments. It had been a long time...
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With its many restaurants, shops and natural beauty, Hong Kong offers much to do
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Rona Distenfeld, JE Feature
They call Paris the "City of Light," but that sobriquet applies even more to the central districts of Hong Kong. Victoria Harbour lights up the night as buildings on Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula face each other, competing to be the brightest, most colorful and most dynamic, their glowing neon reflected in the water. "Symphony of Lights" --...
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