Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775
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When students come to Hillel of Greater Philadelphia seeking advice on how to handle a conflict between class and observing the High Holidays, Rabbi Howard Alpert said he advises them on how to discuss the issue with their professors, but he himself avoids intervening. His reasoning is that when a student has to explain such an absence to faculty it...
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The timing couldn’t have been sweeter: Jody Peskin always wanted to own some kind of small business related to her passion for chocolate. She just figured that would happen much later in life. But here she is at age 31, presiding over her own addition to the Main Line kosher community, just down the street from the new upscale Citron...
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13 workouts for a new you in 2013
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Gail Snyder, Inside Feature
Will 2013 be the year you raise the barre? Swing into rope training? Hang around with TRX? Get a leg up with kickboxing or try some other workout that wasn’t on your fitness radar in 2012? With so many varied workouts available at health clubs and on DVD, you simply must say yes to something — but what? Here are...
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Stating the case for visiting the original colonies
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Beth D’Addono, Inside Feature
If you’re in the habit of making travel-related resolutions, why not make 2013 the year of Colonial American spirit? A road trip through the original 13 colonies delivers a hefty dose of history, offering a glimpse of our country’s past, present and future. If you’re wondering where to start, here are a few ideas: 13, to be exact. Connecticut A...
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“Mad Men” and Kate Middleton are summer fashion’s big influencers
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Mimi James, This Summer Feature
O f course shopping should be on summer’s itinerary. It stimulates the economy, provides quality bonding time, counts as exercise if done with gusto and results in longer-lasting purchase pleasure than, say, salt water taffy. Plus, every fashionista knows the unadulterated joy of finding a unique item that fits perfectly. And if it’s on sale? Even better. Sales are a...
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