Sunday, July 24, 2016 Tammuz 18, 5776

By:
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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Jessica Katz (left) and Sarah Eidelson, co-organizers of Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy's Human Rights Conference, present Omer Ismail, keynote speaker and Darfur activist, with a conference T-shirt that bears the clarion call: "If not now, when?" Ismail was joined by 15 additional speakers on human rights, whose topics ranged from issues related to migrant workers, health care, the Holocaust...
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By:
Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
Halfway through the recent movie "Definitely, Maybe," an old Jewish joke winds its way into one of the scenes. Kevin Kline, playing a middle-aged professor, has just suffered a heart attack. Lying on hospital bed, a nurse leans over him and asks "Are you comfortable?" Without skipping a beat he responds, "I make a living." I like that joke because...
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Lower mortgages, overextended sellers ... Time to find a bargain?
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Adriana Loeff, JE Feature
Marianela Cordoba and her husband, Abraham Telechanski, a professional couple in their mid-30s, are comfortable in their brand-new rented apartment in New York's Spanish Harlem. They have a concierge dressed in red, a garage, and a shuttle to take them to the train station. Four months ago, they weren't even thinking of leaving. But now they're looking for a house...
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By:
Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
It's a truism that countless wars have been fought over religion. But still, it has always troubled thinkers and the faithful that something by nature so peaceful and spiritual should so frequently result in stirring up murderous passions. One way to overcome this, according to a diverse scholarly panel, is to develop a deeper understanding of and respect for other...
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