Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775

Now that the holiday season is over, and those expensive winter trips are being discounted a bit, it may be time to consider packing up the bags for some chillin' out away from the crowds. But keep in mind that there are a number of scams that unsuspecting travelers can fall victim to if they are not careful. The Pennsylvania...
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Advice for the food-leery: Watch out for what's on the table
The holiday season doesn't have to wreak havoc on your weight-loss goals, according to the folks at TOPS Club, Inc. ("Take Off Pounds Sensibly"), the nonprofit weight-loss support organization. Follow these 10 strategies to navigate the eating season for a great time without a great gain. · Don't go hungry. Arriving at a party on an empty stomach is a...
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But can a Web site improve your lot in life?
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David C. Friedman, JE Feature
"I want to be happy, but I won't be happy/Till I make you happy, too." These are the words to a 1925 song written for the musical "No No Nanette." In the past year, it also has become almost a theme song for Andrew J. Rosenthal and Doug Hensch, who are rapidly turning happiness into a booming business. A recent...
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Vilnius echoes its Jewish past, with ghosts as guides
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Norma Davidoff, JE Feature
For hundreds of years, Vilnius, Lithuania, in Northern Europe, was such a distinctive place of Jewish heritage, that it was known as the "Jerusalem of the North." Today, rid of its invaders -- the Poles, Scandinavians, Germans and Russians -- it's also almost entirely devoid of its Jews. Yet it is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and Jewish visitors will...
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Germantown Jewish Centre has launched a "Green Mezuzah Havurah," a new group devoted to sustainability and lessening the carbon footprint of its members. The idea came in part from Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin, founder of the Baltimore Jewish Environmental Network, who spoke at the local synagogue in the spring and urged members to create small groups dedicated to environmentalism. During...
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