Daily Archives: March 23, 2015


UO Class Project Turns Into Tasty Business

Red Duck Foods cofounder Jessica Zutz Hilbert wasn’t always obsessed with ketchup. But one day, while a graduate student at the University of Oregon, she had a revelation at a campus bar. She was sharing Tater Tots with now-business partners Karen Bonner and Shannon Oliver, when she suddenly realized: “The ketchup being served to us…


Two Portland Brothers Join Forces

They grew up to be mensches, which is what their father hoped for. Today Ben Yablon, 21, and his brother Jonathan, 19, proudly serve their country – though it isn’t the same country. After making aliyah, Ben joined the Israel Defense Forces. And Jon, who always wanted to be a United States Marine, finishes basic…


Campus Anti-Semitism on the Rise Nationally

One Group Pegs PSU as Hot Spot On the same day about a month ago, two press releases arrived regarding the rise of anti-Semitism on college campuses. One of the releases called Portland State University one of the worst offenders – an allegation that PSU students and leaders called surprising and inaccurate. The first release…


Dance for Parkinson’s Oregon

Photos by Deborah Moon Dance, the art form, develops not only grace, musicality and coordination, but also muscle strength, flexibility, balance, gait and facial expression – making it a wonderful therapeutic exercise for those suffering the debilitating effects of Parkinson’s disease. So, since 2012, those with Parkinson’s and their family members, friends and care partners…


Tel Aviv University Research Finds Personality Traits Affect Home-buying Decisions

Distributed by American Friends of Tel Aviv University Do you consider yourself a conscientious person? Then sign up for a fixed-rate mortgage. Neurotic? You’ll probably opt for home ownership over renting. According to a new study published in the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, personality traits are strong indicators of real-estate decisions. The research,…


All about cottages, Israeli-style

When we first moved to Israel in the summer of 1997, it took awhile before I got used to referring to where I live as a “house.” We had made aliyah from Miami, and there we clearly had your standard-definition house: a large unattached structure with spacious front and backyards. In Givat Ze’ev, we moved in…

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