Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775
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Jeff Penfil, a Chester County dentist, readily admits that some may find it a little hokey that he likes to affix a giant menorah to the roof of his Subaru SUV -- and leave it there for the eight days and nights of Chanukah. As it turns out, the West Goshen resident doesn't have to go far to elicit some...
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And it wasn't for good behavior: Battling materialism at the holidays
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​Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
We've all heard it before -- the "Mom-I-really-need-this" plea from our children. What exactly "this" is varies with age and influence, and sometimes, it really is a legitimate need. Yet more often than not, it's something that will occupy them briefly before being discarded in favor of a newer, more urgently coveted item. Materialism has become the scourge of American...
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As Chanukah revs up, here's a holiday news nugget for those who may experience "wrap rage" this season: According to a poll of Pennsylvania adults, about 17 percent of state residents experienced an injury -- or know someone who was injured -- while opening gifts during past seasons. The Patient Poll, conducted by the Institute for Good Medicine at the...
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
Confessions of a latke lover: There was a time that whenever we added a candle to the menorah during Chanukah, my secret yearning loomed large and lasciviously -- the desire to have hot, fresh, crisp latkes on my plate at the same time that everyone at the table has theirs. Sometimes, I would imagine my aspiring latke consumers refusing their...
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Rivka Tal, JE Feature
Sizzling latkes, jelly-filled doughnuts, beignets, fritters, crullers -- the tantalizing frying fragrance of Chanukah is in the air! Almost everyone knows the story of the High Priest finding a small cruet of olive oil to light the Temple menorah -- that tiny jug that wound up lasting for eight days. To commemorate the miracles of "the few over the many,"...
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