Thursday, April 17, 2014 Nisan 17, 5774
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It was just a few days before Tisha B'Av, the traditional fast day that commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem, as well as other Jewish tragedies. Rabbi Jeff Sultar told a group of seniors who are adjusting to the recent closing of the Stiffel Senior Center in South Philadelphia that the occasion is also about...
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Or not so small: Getting some assistance to pay for heat or medicine is crucial for seniors
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Marilyn Kaplan had shed weight precipitously in the months following her cancer diagnosis and needed to take in more calories in order to have the strength to withstand months of chemotherapy. The problem: Pricey nutritional supplements that help with weight gain typically aren't covered by insurance. "They're very expensive, and I couldn't afford it," said the 76-year-old resident of Northeast...
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Ethel Hamburger, 82, running 'marathon'
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Rachel Vigoda, JE Feature
Rachel Vigoda Jewish Exponent Feature Ethel Hamburger has always relied on the kindness of strangers. After almost a year of writing letters, hanging posters, handing out pamphlets and calling up everyone she knows -- plus plenty of people she doesn't -- Hamburger, 82, is expecting 500 people at the benefit race www.martinsrun.org she's hosting this weekend to raise money for...
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The downturn in the economy has taken a toll on everyone, but retired senior citizens are often hardest hit by a recession because they generally live on fixed incomes. Earnings on retirement-plan investments may have declined sharply due to drops in stock prices and interest rates. How to help your retired parents or other relatives weather a recession? Here are...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Over the last two decades, the Jewish community has poured tremendous resources into attracting and engaging young people, looking to cement a new generation's ties to Judaism as early as possible. Yet as the baby-boomers continue to turn 60 and beyond, the generation that shaped the past 40 years of American culture shows few sign of slowing down, and many...
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