Friday, March 6, 2015 AdarI 15, 5775

Tel Aviv? Galilee? 2010 has been a banner year for Israel
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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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One tip from 'People Who Never Get Sick'
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Rachel Vigoda, JE Feature
Looking for a foolproof way to avoid the flu this winter? Eat some dirt. That's the philosophy of Patricia Burke, one of 25 healthy people Gene Stone interviewed for his new book, The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick. The "never" in the title is an exaggeration. These are people who occasionally feel a bit under the weather. What...
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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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Rachel Vigoda, JE Feature
The vampire craze has gone one step too far. Blood-sucking bedbugs are back -- and in a big way. "This is something that really hasn't been here for over 40 years, and now cases are doubling every month," says Mark Coopersmith, manager of Peerless Pest Control in Olney, a family business that opened in 1951. "It's already been stated that...
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Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
It's been called America's fastest growing Jewish community, a city that's home to some 70,000 Jews, up from 20,000 just 15 years ago. Las Vegas may seem like an odd place for spirituality, but it boasts 23 synagogues and four mikvahs within a short drive of the Strip. Numbers it may have, but the rate of Jewish affiliation with area...
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