Sunday, September 25, 2016 Elul 22, 5776

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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
"Somebody's looking out for me upstairs," Jay Furman cheerfully declared as he pointed upwards. Needless to say, the 98-year-old wasn't talking about the folks who manage the Center City senior living facility where he lives. Whether it's due to a healthy lifestyle or a far greater power, Furman once again led the procession of alumni at the University of Pennsylvania...
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Daymond John doesn't have a tiger in his tank ... more like a shark
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He brandishes the concept of branding like an Excalibur of excellence, unsheathing an unbelievable track record in business that has had competition kneeling, caught in a benighted comparison. King Arthur of the artful advertiser? This is one business behemoth you want around any table: advising, admonishing, suggesting -- winning. Daymond John's résumé resumes with a powerful announcement after a lull...
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Bungy jumps are but one of the royal riches to savor in this New Zealand spot
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
As your Air New Zealand flight touches down in Queenstown, the heart of the South Island's fertile Central Otago Valley unfolds before you magnificently. It is immediately obvious why Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson built much of his "magic kingdom" for the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy down here. Though coastal cities Christchurch and Dunedin echo New Zealand's British influence, Queenstown's...
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After 40 years, Lee Ducat and her diabetes foundation mark major triumphs
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David C. Friedman, JE Feature
In 1965, at the age of 9, Lee Ducat's son, Larry, was diagnosed with the most pernicious form of diabetes, Type 1, or Juvenile Diabetes, a disease in which the pancreas is unable to produce enough needed insulin on its own. Ducat, unhappy with the diagnosis, decided to become proactive, and embarked on a mission that began with the founding...
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The teacher switched off the Israeli rock and hip-hop tunes blaring from his laptop and, although only a handful of students were at their desks, dove right into the day's topic: What does it mean to be a Jewish hero? In the past few months, they have discussed a range of figures -- from baseball legend Sandy Koufax to funny...
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