Sunday, December 21, 2014 Kislev 29, 5775

Tel Aviv? Galilee? 2010 has been a banner year for Israel
By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
It's been a record year for Israel travel -- indeed, the country just greeted its 3 millionth visitor this past week, with expectations of 3.3 million by year's end, breaking a two-year-old record. Statistics culled by EL AL Airlines and Israel's tourism office reflect the fact that the idea of traveling back to the origins of Jewish faith and culture...
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Construction magnate/former Eagles owner Jerry Wolman eyes Hollywood screen next
Fly, Eagles, fly ... But Jerry Wolman is flying standby these days since he lost his boarding pass decades ago, bumped from the current flight of fancy engulfing football and Philadelphia fans. The rags-to-riches-to-tzuris story of the man from Shenandoah, Pa., shunned by many of the men and women he helped make millions for on his own trans-global ride of...
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By:
Allison Kaplan Sommer, JE Feature
The basketball practice is intense, as the women of the Israeli professional basketball team, Elitzur Ramle, listen to the play their coach is explaining in his accented English. He counts down the clock as they pass the ball skillfully, setting up the team for a three-point shot. "Three, two, one," he counts, and -- swoosh -- the ball goes through...
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Long a friend of the Jewish woman, mah-jongg makes its move
By:
Lisa Schiffman, JE Feature
Men have their poker, their blackjack. Couples dally with bridge and pinochle. And women, well, for a long time now, women have made a little more noise with their game of choice. They have mah-jongg. "Mah-jongg is my passion," says Selma Abramowitz, 81, who looks forward to her twice-weekly mah-jongg games at the Klein JCC with other veteran players; she...
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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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