Sunday, April 20, 2014 Nisan 20, 5774

By:
Rita Charleston, JE Feature
When I was about 16 or so, I remember attending a family affair that sort of bored me - until, that is, I saw a tall, dark and rather handsome stranger in a corner of the room. I approached without reservation - as a teenager who wanted to become a writer might do - and began a conversation. I not...
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Visit the site where the national anthem was born
By:
Mort Alper, JE Feature
The bombardment of Fort McHenry began at dawn on Sept. 13, 1813. From a U.S. ship under British guard, Americans Francis Scott Key and his friend, a Dr. Beames, witnessed the onslaught of cast-iron bombshells that filled the sky. They could only hope that the fort would weather the assault. For 24 hours, the British fleet kept up their outpouring...
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Needs-Based Scholarships Available The Foundation for Jewish Day Schools has a limited number of needs-based scholarships remaining for qualified 3- and 4-year-old full-time students enrolled in Jewish preschool programs at Har Zion Temple and Beth Sholom Congregation in 2005-06. Qualifications for the scholarships are based on the rules of the Pre-K Educational Improvement Tax Credit program of the Commonwealth of...
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Money Maven
By:
Craig G. Langweiler
The United States has been home to the world's most powerful economy since the end of World War II, but probably not for much longer. Some economists believe that China will soon assume the mantle of reigning global economic superpower. Surprised? China has long been thought of as a source of inexpensive imports. But no more: It has the third-largest...
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Holding hands, helping hands - all in a day's work
By:
Gunter David, JE Feature
"She's going downhill," says Art, an elderly man, of his wife, who suffers from dementia. "She's incontinent now." The others in Room 162 in the Willowood Building of the Abington Memorial Health Center in Willow Grove nod sympathetically. "But she's eating," he continues. "She's been eating so much, she's gaining weight. The other day I had to go to the...
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