Friday, August 22, 2014 Av 26, 5774

Not necessarily, especially when parents decide
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Parents who want to be "friends" with their teenagers tread heavily on traditionally sacrosanct ground, crossing old lines established to clearly mark the parent-child relationship - and, perhaps, at the same time, do considerable damage to acceptable codes of conduct and the crucial concept of discipline. So, questions arise: Is it absolutely wrong for parents to be best buddies, trusted...
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For the past 23 years, the Politz Hebrew Academy, an Orthodox day school in Northeast Philadelphia, has served young boys and girls as a home away from home. But after two decades in business, it's time for a little home improvement. Thanks to private contributions, the school is getting a $1.5 million face-lift that will create 11 additional classrooms, along...
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All aboard! Riding the rails in a nation that normally buses it
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Yocheved Miriam Russo, JE Feature
In Jerusalem, Sept. 26, 1892, was quite a day. Everyone who mattered had gathered outside the city's very first train station, a Baroque building in the German Colony. The Turkish pasha and the Turkish governor of Jerusalem were there, plus dignitaries from Constantinople and European consuls. As a Turkish band played, sheep were slaughtered and their blood sprinkled on the...
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More common than once thought: Spousal abuse among the elderly
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
For many, growing older is a time to stop and smell the roses. It's also a time to reflect on past accomplishments and enjoy the supposedly quieter years that are left. But for a number of elderly citizens, it is also a time of neglect, vulnerability and even abuse - particularly at the hands of a spouse. In fact, say...
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Dr. Marie Savard, JE Feature
Here are some tips to mistake-proof your medical care: • Keep track of your own medical records. We no longer live in an era where we have just one primary-care provider for our entire lives. The more doctors we see, the more information is lost in the shuffle. Come to your doctor's visit prepared with copies of medical records, recent...
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