Friday, December 9, 2016 Kislev 9, 5777

Look! Up in the sky! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it the ... Soviets?
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Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
Steve Savitt, a freshman studying engineering at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, was riding in a crowded subway in early October 1957, when he read that the Soviet Union had launched Sputnik, the first artificial satellite to orbit the earth. That news, 50 years ago, stunned the world and affected Savitt, too. "The enormity of what was done," recounted former engineer...
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The photograph that ran with the Nov. 15 travel article "In Israel, Shifting Sands of Time" (above) was misidentified. It was not a rendering of the new-and-improved Israel Museum in Jerusalem (top), but a shot of the reinstalled model of the Second Temple.
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By:
Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
They say that the streets of a city contain memory. If so, then King David Street is special to the residents of Jerusalem, this biblical city that is the capital of the State of Israel. Standing tall at No. 23 in all its majesty is the King David Hotel, now celebrating its 75th year. The name is fitting. After all,...
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After an 18-month search, the board of directors at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy has tapped Philadelphia-area native Steven M. Brown as the next head of school. Rabbi Philip D. Field, 61, will be retiring after 17 years at the helm of Barrack, formerly Akiba Hebrew Academy. He and his wife will be moving to Israel, where their four...
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Craig G. Langweiler, JE Feature
Letters, do we get letters ... Dear Money Maven, With what is happening in regard to subprime debt, the banking sector and the housing industry, do you think this market is going to collapse? -- Stacy L., Bryn Mawr Well, Stacy, if, after 30 years in the investment industry, there is one thing I have learned in regard to investing:...
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