Saturday, August 1, 2015 Av 16, 5775

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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Because of the effects of climate change and globalization, the world right now faces "incredible opportunities masquerading as insolvable problems," said Thomas Friedman on a recent visit to Philadelphia. The New York Times columnist and best-selling author of The World Is Flat was in town for a World Affairs Council luncheon to promote his new book, Hot, Flat, and Crowded...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Talking trash in sports is an accepted part of the culture, but a recent anti-Semitic incident at Lower Merion High School took it too far. Last week, Lower Merion was scheduled to play rivals from Strath Haven High School in Wallingford, and a group of students -- and possible alumni and community members -- were swapping some trash talk on...
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Michael L. Schwartz, JE Feature
Some things never change. One of them is the need to invest for the long term. We know what we don't know. We have no idea what nominal returns or inflation or interest rates will be during the rest of our investing lifetime. We also know what we do know. Historically, stocks have earned returns that are higher than bonds...
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Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
The Jewish community of Barbados celebrated a joyous milestone this year with the opening of the Nidhe Israel Museum, which overlooks the Jewish cemetery and historic Nidhe Israel Synagogue in Bridgetown. The museum documents the contribution made by Jews to the island, one that set off profound ripples throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. Barbados is home to the oldest...
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Using new "lab-on-a-chip" technology, James Landers, a University of Virginia professor of chemistry and mechanical engineering, and associate professor of pathology, hopes to create a handheld device that may eventually allow physicians, crime scene investigators, pharmacists, even the general public to quickly and inexpensively conduct DNA tests from almost anywhere, without the need for a complex and expensive central laboratory...
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