Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Elul 28, 5774

Load up on supplies for a visit
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Phillip Danze, JE Feature
After our two-day sail south from Bluff in New Zealand, the low, grayish cloud that smothered the hilltops over Macquarie Island only added to its mystique. Midway between Australia and Antarctica -- and part of the Australian Commonwealth; Macquarie Island is more than 11,000 miles from Philadelphia -- this is one of the most remote places on the planet. Only...
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A few minutes before gathering for morning prayers at the new Kohelet Yeshiva High School in Merion Station last week, a group of boys clustered near the gymnasium's half-court line, taking turns hurling a basketball toward the distant hoop. A few shots even touched the rim, although none went in. Dalia Kirzner, a sophomore on the girls basketball squad, marveled...
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H.B. Forman, JE Feature
Budd Rockower was a major fan of Groucho Marx. When Rockower discovered that Marx bought shares of his clothing company, he sent him a necktie. In response, he received a letter from the famed comedian, dated Feb. 10, 1972: "Dear Budd. Thanks for the necktie. It is sensational. If the stock goes down, I'll hang myself with it. Sincerely, Groucho...
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Abroad for the High Holidays
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Some people believe there is no better way to usher in a new year than to travel. The argument is that a change of scenery is the perfect way to clean one's slate and improve one's outlook for the year ahead. That said, why wait for 2011 when you can travel more easily during September, and when there are no...
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The health benefits of volunteering are well-documented, and include reduced stress and an increased feeling of self-worth. It is no wonder that for many people with chronic conditions, volunteering can even help maintain or improve one's physical health. Hand in Hand for RA (www. handinhandforRA.com) is a national awareness campaign that encourages people with the painful chronic joint-disease rheumatoid arthritis...
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