Tuesday, March 3, 2015 AdarI 12, 5775

And it may only get worse, says one expert in the field
By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
There's havoc being wreaked in the real estate market due to dramatic volatility created by the failure of major financial institutions and selective governmental bailouts. That's the present situation, according to the Real Estate Capital Institute, a Chicago-based organization that monitors realty capital market information. October data from the institute reveals that new construction of commercial property financing is almost...
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Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
This past erev Rosh Hashanah found my husband and I scurrying through the streets of Paris's Jewish quarter. Hours earlier, those streets pulsed with the sounds of schmoozing and shopping. We, along with local Parisians and a gaggle of tourists feasted on Mi-va-mi's falafel l'authentique and Sacha Finkelsztajn's Viennese strudel. But now the streets were quiet, the shops closed. The...
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By:
Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Pong ? Try again. Tetris ? No way. Today's video games are a far cry from what they were even a few years ago, let alone a decade or two. As technology has progressed and gaming has become more interactive, games have become bigger business and a larger part of the culture. Educators have responded in kind, and the Entertainment...
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A Saskatchewan synagogue? Sure, just step over to the dance school ...
By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
It's Friday night, and I'm in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, standing outside the House of Israel Synagogue and wishing there were a service I could attend. As it happens, I'm late -- by nearly 18 years. This synagogue closed its doors in September 1990, leaving only a cement plaque outside as evidence that it was, indeed, a synagogue, serving a Jewish...
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By:
Edward L. Snitzer, JE Feature
On Oct. 3, Congress passed a controversial $700 billion financial rescue plan. It did so with great misgivings, and only because it had been warned of the need to stem the frozen credit panic gripping the financial markets with some plan, any plan. Given the panic, all that was on the table for congressional consideration was the Treasury plan: Will...
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