Sunday, March 1, 2015 AdarI 10, 5775

You don't have to speak the language to understand its lore -- and lure
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Mort Alper, JEFeature
Who would believe that in 20 years a book collection could escalate from 70,000 books to 11/2 million? But it has happened. And the driving force behind this tremendous growth has been Aaron Lansky, president of the National Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Mass. In 1980, Lansky, then a 24-year-old graduate student of Yiddish literature, realized that irreplaceable Yiddish books...
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With at least half of all marriages ending in divorce, there must be something better than chocolate to bring lasting happiness to couples. Psychologists and married couple Peter L. Sheras and Phyllis Koch-Sheras have developed a creative, positive approach called couple-power therapy that teaches partners positive ways to create fulfilling loving relationships -- and have more fun together. Sheras and...
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Adina Matusow, JE Feature
"Oh, no -- I left my purse in the car, and it's so far away ... would you mind picking up my part this time?" She asked the question when the car was really right across the street. "I pay for you all the time anyway, so whatever." He responds, annoyed. "You make more than me anyway, so what does...
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At just 10 years old, Jacob Greenfield has developed a strong interest in computers -- building Web pages, editing movies and playing intricate games on his laptop. His increased online usage, however, worries his mother, Leslie Greenfield, who's read horror stories in the news about sexual predators using the Internet to lure young victims. "The thing that worries me the...
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
When gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender professionals reach for the stars in the world of business, more often than not they hit the so-called "pink ceiling" of conservative corporate rejection and resistance -- a wall-like barrier, expert observers contend, to the business aspirations of the GLBT community. That point was made during a panel presentation/question-and-answer seminar titled "Business Equality: The...
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