Friday, September 30, 2016 Elul 27, 5776

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Ben G. Frank , JE Feature
In one city, there is joy, back-slapping, the roar of the crowd, popping champagne, a citizenry even smiling on their way to work early in the morning. In another city, it's all "doom and gloom," crying in their coffee, throwing away their baseball caps, frowning and not even showing up for work -- so depressed are they. This month, the...
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Brazil is flooded with history -- in the most unlikely places
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Janet Darbey, JE Feature
Everyone's surely heard of Carnival in Rio and its wild street parades that bring on the somber time of Lent. And, of course, Brazilian cities are much influenced in many ways by their Catholic heritage -- Rio's Corcovado and its iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer, known worldwide, attest to that. And yet, although the Jewish community in Brazil numbers...
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In I.B. Singer's "Yentl the Yeshiva Boy," the female protagonist chooses intellectual pursuits over a man with whom she's in love. In Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth, a male character recounts various episodes of sexual frustration, gratification and much experimentation. Indeed, great works of Jewish literature raise provocative -- and very real -- questions about love, sex and interpersonal relationships...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Although sports agent Marc Simon has 15 clients playing basketball in Spain, France, Hungary, Poland, Austria, Lithuania, Germany, Great Britain, Italy and all over the United States, he said that placing a kid on a pro team in Israel proved to be one of his most meaningful experiences. "There's a personal connection," said the 26-year-old, who played ball himself at...
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You don't have to be a mohel to clip some savings online
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Diana Alexandra Aydin, JE Feature
As a Princeton University graduate student on a budget, John Schmitt became a coupon expert -- the person his friends would come to for discount tips. He was well-versed in the restrictions of coupons and knew the best places to find savings. Memorable coupons even included a Barnes & Noble discount offering $10 off a $10 purchase and a 50...
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