Sunday, December 21, 2014 Kislev 29, 5775

Seeking advice when facing the hardships of going it alone
Dealing with personal finances can be extremely difficult following the death of a spouse, especially if your spouse handled the family's financial matters. While organizing your finances won't ease the pain of losing a loved one, it's an important step in rebuilding your life. Here are some major guidelines from the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants: • Before you...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
After years of practicing his moves and refining his specific technique, Jake Wischnia, 16, should have been eagerly anticipating his first international fencing match, just hours away. Instead, he was panicking. The airline that had taken the Wyncote native all the way to Budapest, Hungary, had also lost his fencing equipment. He was left with nothing: no helmet, no padding,...
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Mention the contentious issues of stem cells or cloning at a meeting of a Jewish communal organization that frequently weighs in on some of the more political topics of the day and you're likely to stir up a hornet's nest. Indeed, according to University of Pennsylvania bioethicist Paul Root Wolpe, these two subjects have managed to replace abortion as "the...
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Andrew Lasner, JE Feature
The negotiation haggling is over, the inspection is history, and the nail-biting settlement period has closed. Now comes the tough part - moving! Research tells us that moving is usually one of the most stressful events in a person's life, ranked as high as the death of a loved one or divorce. No matter how old you are, moving is...
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Fred D. Snitzer, JE Feature
Amazingly, Thanksgiving is here, and the year is almost over. Somehow, when we became distracted by the day-to-day details of our busy lives, we missed the year going by. It's one of the poignant ironies of life that the more precious we realize time is, the more quickly it passes us by. We were also distracted by the news -...
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