Thursday, July 10, 2014 Tammuz 12, 5774

Brazil is flooded with history -- in the most unlikely places
By:
Janet Darbey, JE Feature
Everyone's surely heard of Carnival in Rio and its wild street parades that bring on the somber time of Lent. And, of course, Brazilian cities are much influenced in many ways by their Catholic heritage -- Rio's Corcovado and its iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer, known worldwide, attest to that. And yet, although the Jewish community in Brazil numbers...
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By:
Ben G. Frank , JE Feature
In one city, there is joy, back-slapping, the roar of the crowd, popping champagne, a citizenry even smiling on their way to work early in the morning. In another city, it's all "doom and gloom," crying in their coffee, throwing away their baseball caps, frowning and not even showing up for work -- so depressed are they. This month, the...
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No, something indeed, as Israeli researchers make bee-dazzling discoveries
Archaeological proof of the biblical description of Israel as "the land of milk and honey" -- or at least, the latter -- has been uncovered by researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Institute of Archaeology. Amihai Mazar, the Eleazar L. Sukenik Professor of Archaeology at Hebrew U., revealed that the first apiary (beehive colony) dating from the biblical period...
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Fred D. Snitzer, JE Feature
The arrival of the New Year offers another opportunity to reflect on the passage of time and the cycles of human behavior. Even as life around us changes at a rapid pace -- in the form of iPhones, iPods, Treos, BlackBerrys, e-mail and all the other technological inventions that allegedly make our life easier -- certain eternal themes reappear every...
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You don't have to be a mohel to clip some savings online
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Diana Alexandra Aydin, JE Feature
As a Princeton University graduate student on a budget, John Schmitt became a coupon expert -- the person his friends would come to for discount tips. He was well-versed in the restrictions of coupons and knew the best places to find savings. Memorable coupons even included a Barnes & Noble discount offering $10 off a $10 purchase and a 50...
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