Wednesday, May 6, 2015 Iyyar 17, 5775

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Craig G. Langweiler, JE Feature
Who is teaching your kids about money? The answer, unfortunately, may be no one. In the 2001 "Parents, Youth & Money Survey," written by the TIAA-CREF Institute, 61 percent of parents reported feeling that the responsibility to educate their children about finances should be shared by them and their child's school. When asked to describe just how they educated their...
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Janet Darbey, JE Feature
According to the Bible, the Prophet Abraham was born in Ur in Chaldea, which is now known as the ancient city of Sanlurfa in the modern day Eurasian country of Turkey, which borders eight other nations, in its mix of East and West. Many ancient sites described in the Bible are located in Turkey, including the cave that is believed...
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Welcome mat put out for Jewish emigres
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Aaron Dalton, JE Feature
Among the winding, bustling corridors of Istanbul's Grand Bazaar, at one of the thousands of small shops selling carpets, lamps, scarves, artwork and more, I chanced upon a jewelry store whose wares included pendants of the Israeli flag and several Stars of David. Jews represent only a tiny percentage of the Turkish nation -- perhaps just 25,000 people, mostly Sephardim,...
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Jan L. Apple, JF Feature
Sixteen-year-old Ben Stein acknowledges that he may not be able to change the world right at this moment. However, he clearly intends to effect change within his own community through his efforts to create a peer group to dispel racism. Stein, a Center City resident and junior at Friends Central School, is one of 21 Philadelphia area 11th- and 12th-graders...
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As summer heats up, a natural chemical may change the way you feel about life
Imagine if a naturally occurring chemical in your body could help make you feel more calm and relaxed, but it would only work during the long days of summer. The same chemical would, instead, make you aggressive and nasty when you were exposed to less daylight during the winter. That's exactly what occurs for a specific species of mouse, according...
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