Friday, December 26, 2014 Tevet 4, 5775

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On a recent summer day, Rabbi Shloime Isaacson received an urgent call: A 98-year-woman was having difficulty breathing. Isaacson was on his way to a meeting with a potential donor for a summer-camp program connected with his Northeast Philadelphia Orthodox shul, but he quickly took a detour. He was only about a mile from the woman's home, so he sped...
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Andrew Marcione, JE Feature
Akko's (Acre) rich maritime history and importance goes back millennia, continuing to make it a top destination while traveling in Israel. A trip to Akko allows visitors to go back in time and relish the chronicles of its sea-faring legacy. The Egyptians, Ottomans, the Crusaders -- and even Napoleon -- have all set foot and left their imprint there. The...
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Adam Bell, JE Feature
It's the end of summertime, and the living isn't easy for folks trying to cash in on frequent-flyer miles. That's because there are many more people seeking those rewards than there are available seats, say industry experts. And it's a pattern that's not going to improve anytime soon. Just consider this. One expert cited by The New York Times recently...
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A visit with your doctor is the best way to determine whether you have a cold or an allergy. While allergy symptoms and cold symptoms are very similar, there are some signs to look for if you want to know the difference. · Take a look at the color of your nasal discharge, mucous or saliva. Both allergies and colds...
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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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