Thursday, July 2, 2015 Tammuz 15, 5775

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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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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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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Those manicures and pedicures can be infectious fun
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
Like pulling together the right wardrobe, having that perfect hairdo and enjoying terrific glowing skin, getting your nails done is an integral part of making yourself look your best for that upcoming wedding or Bar Mitzvah. "Often, because of such upcoming events, I hear women tell me they wanted to look so glamorous, they even had acrylic nails put on...
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Aaron Dalton, JE Feature
On a crisp, clear morning earlier this month, I found myself more than 5,000 feet above the desert outskirts of Phoenix in the basket of a hot-air balloon with nothing but a wooden floor and thick wicker walls separating me from a fatal drop. But instead of cringing in terror, I felt elation as we soared gently on the breeze,...
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