Friday, December 26, 2014 Tevet 4, 5775

Florida's famous islands unlock a sense of adventure
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Sharon McDonnell, Jewish Exponent Feature
One of the best ways to commune with nature in the necklace of 800 or so islands called the Florida Keys is by plying its waterways. That's why I was kayaking the Key West back country in the still waters of Cow Key Channel with a guide, whose Australian shepherd, Tucker, lay in the front of the boat, only his...
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Terms like ratio analysis and comparative financial analysis may sound like gobbledygook -- at least to those who haven't studied business or statistics. But supporters of a new initiative to systematically analyze the financial health and practices of Philadelphia-area Jewish day schools hope that by employing such measures, the institutions can become more efficient and affordable. The $720,000 project is...
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A new twist on the practice seeks out Jewish well-being
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Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
In the late 1960s, popular culture introduced a generation to yoga as a way to "tune in and turn on." While yoga in its many forms (Hatha, Iyengar, Kundalini and Flow, among others) still carries with it that old-school caché of peace, love and harmony, it has turned into a contemporary way to reduce stress, get fit -- and meet...
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That's one way to look at Old Faithful, as it adds fizz to a Yellowstone National Park experience
By:
Art Ellis, Jewish Exponent Feature
Travel to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming just to see Old Faithful and you'll surely be disappointed. There's nothing wrong with the famous geyser that shoots 204-degree water 130 feet in the air on a famously predictable schedule. It's just that there are so many other must-see sights within Yellowstone and its grand old neighbor, Grand Teton. Here are the...
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Lauren Kramer, Jewish Exponent Feature
It's just a couple of months before Passover, and I'm staring wistfully at the seder menu on Holland America's Ryndam, which hosts a seder each year for Jewish passengers and anyone else on board who is keen to participate. The four-course menu features all the traditional favorites: gefilte fish, matzah-ball soup, roast chicken with tzimmes -- even hazelnut macaroons to...
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