Jewish Journal

  • New apps help people avoid unwanted encounters

    by Natasha Baker, Reuters

    3 weeks ago

    Trying to avoid an awkward encounter with an ex? Fearful of an embarrassing meeting after an argument? New apps can help people avoid bumping into others and provide escape routes if they do.

    By logging on to Facebook and other social networking sites, users can choose people...

  • Strategies that work for employers, employees

    by Virginia Isaad

    March 12, 2014 | 3:56 pm

    It’s not unusual for managers to take reports submitted by their employees and immediately assign a new one without ever engaging in constructive conversations regarding the work their employees do. 

    Big mistake, according to Beverly Kaye, co-author of “Help Them Grow or Watch...

  • For business ethics, turn to Jewish thought

    by Rabbi Arthur Gross-Schaefer

    March 12, 2014 | 3:13 pm

    For more than 30 years, I’ve taught professional ethics to attorneys and CPAs around the country and business ethics to students at Loyola Marymount University. In the beginning, I began lessons by quickly reviewing famous philosophers — Immanuel Kant, John Stuart Mill, Adam Smith...

  • Jerusalem high on new skyline

    by Michele Chabin

    March 12, 2014 | 3:03 pm

    Ten years ago, Jerusalem was just starting to emerge from the Second Intifada, which scared away local residents as well as investors. Many shops and restaurants closed during that period, leaving hundreds of storefronts with “for sale” signs. 

    Fast-forward 10 years, and...

  • Wayne Feinstein: Following his gut instincts

    By Elyse Glickman

    March 12, 2014 | 2:58 pm

    Benjamin Feinstein, by all accounts, was an exceptional young man. By the time he was a high school senior, his grades assured acceptance to numerous top universities. He also excelled all four years on his high school’s varsity basketball and golf teams, and had a huge and loyal...

  • The roadmap to freedom from debt

    By Julie Bien

    March 12, 2014 | 1:38 pm

    JoAnneh Nagler and her husband know firsthand how destructive financial debt can be to a relationship.

    “Our first marriage wasn’t able to withstand the financial pressure of [nearly $20,000 of] debt, so we divorced,” said Nagler, author of the book “The Debt-Free Spending Plan.” ...

  • Survivor: Fred Wolf

    By Jane Ulman

    February 26, 2014 | 4:41 pm

    At 5 a.m. on Nov. 9, 1938, Manfred (Fred) Wolf was awakened by loud banging on the front door of their home in Merl an der Mosel, Germany. He looked out his upstairs window to see two Brownshirts, members of a Nazi militia, standing below with bayoneted guns. “Ed Wolf, you have to...

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