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  • A note to a stiff-necked people

    By David Mamet

    November 1, 2012 | 11:44 am

    To those Jews planning to vote for Obama:

    Are you prepared to explain to your children not the principles upon which your vote is cast, but its probable effects upon them? 

    Irrespective of your endorsement of liberal sentiments, of fairness and “more equal distribution,” will...

  • One-third of Israelis are at risk of poverty, report says

    October 18, 2012 | 9:21 am

    One-third of Israelis are at risk of poverty, a new Israeli government report shows.

    The Central Bureau of Statistics report issued Wednesday shows that some 31 percent of Israelis were at risk of poverty in 2010, compared to 27 percent 12 years ago. Some 16 percent of European...

  • Survey discovers Israel’s digital divide

    May 9, 2012 | 9:19 am

    The higher one’s income the more likely he will be connected to the Internet, a new survey of Israelis’ Internet use has found.

    Some four out of 10 respondents, or 40.7 percent, who defined their income levels as “well below average” are not connected to the Internet, but fewer...

  • How to get paid what you want

    February 16, 2012 | 12:22 pm

    Whether you’re looking for a new job or are a recent graduate, you might be so thrilled to get a job offer — any offer — that you settle for less than you should.  Here are five strategies to get paid what you really want:

    Tip 1: Don’t provide salary history. Keep your...

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  • Gift the Tree, Enjoy the Fruit

    By Mark L. Hefter

    December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Most of us would give almost anything to ensure that Israel's future is secure. But what can one person do to help Israel thrive and grow?

    Plenty, as it turns out. There is a financial strategy that allows you to help Israel -- and yourself. It can provide you or your loved ones with...

  • God, Gays and Guns: The U.S. Fault Line

    By Robert B. Reich

    November 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    About the same portion of Americans describe themselves as being liberal (19 percent) as believe that the world will come to an end in their

    lifetimes (17 percent).

    Right-wingers have so effectively besmirched the term ("wishy-washy liberals," "tax-and-spend liberals," "limousine...

  • Material Instincts

    By Gaby Wenig

    March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Every day before Dina Goldstein (not her real name) leaves the house to take her two young children to day care and herself to work, she grabs two bagels and two boxes of orange juice. After buckling the kids into the car, she gives them the bagels and the juice, and they eat...

  • The Jewish Tax

    By Rob Eshman

    April 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Every April 15, we are reminded that many of the things we hold dear literally don't come cheap. Democracy demands its pound of flesh, or its 30 percent, and on Tax Day the bill comes due.

    According to demographer Pini Herman, the median Jewish household income in the greater Los...

  • Violence Harms Israeli Economy

    By Avi Machlis

    December 14, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    With images of violence in the West Bank and Gaza Strip flashing across television screens around the world, it did not take long for Israel's tourism industry to start feeling the pinch.



    Hotel occupancy has plummeted, Ben-Gurion Airport is deserted and taxi drivers and tour...

  • Poor Jews

    May 4, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Morry Barak is about to celebrate the first anniversary of his new business, Masada Car Service of Chicago. He's the sole proprietor. He's also the dispatcher and sole driver. Masada is basically a cell phone, a Lincoln Town Car and Morry.

    He's not complaining. At 43, he's been...

  • Disaster Relief

    November 29, 1999 | 7:00 pm

     

    The catastrophic earthquake and tsunami is south Asia resulted in worldwide shock and then an outpouring of aid. It wasn�(tm)t difficult to write a check, nor was it difficult to find relief agencies eager to accept donations.

    Money poured in, in some cases overwhelming...

  • Jewish Earning Power

    July 29, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Jews are more likely than members of any other American ethnic group to purchase a hardcover book or attend a live musical performance in the coming year, but they're much less likely to buy a car, truck, recreational vehicle or major home appliance.

    Their earning power outstrips any...

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