Friday, August 28, 2015 Elul 13, 5775

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Fredda Sacharow, JE Feature
If job-related woes are keeping area residents closer to home these days, one travel agency said that it's not feeling much of a pinch and has particularly continued to book trips to Israel. "Recession? You can't tell by this office, that's for sure," said Susan Blum, manager of the Israel Department for Gil Travel, which has offices in Philadelphia; Miami;...
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Lauren Kramer, Jewish Exponent Feature
It's early morning, and as motorists speed to work on the highway just a few meters away, I am gazing at a 20-foot-high statue of a kneeling Buddha surrounded by offerings of flowers, fruit and rice. The air simmers with the scent of incense, and Buddhist chanting in an unidentifiable language fills this ornate temple. Were I in Asia, there...
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Time to roll up your sleeve: Children aren't the only ones who need vaccinations
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Rita Charleston, Jewish Exponent Feature
Okay, you've been careful about making sure your children have received all the vaccinations they need, and your pediatrician says that all is well on that front. There's somewhat a sense of relief that the time with a needle is over. But is it? No, not as long as you forget about yourself and all the vaccines you may need...
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At 26,800 square feet, the building that houses Suburban Jewish Community Center-B'nai Aaron in Havertown is plenty big. Too big, in fact. With rising gas prices and a membership base that has shrunk considerably, it's simply too pricey to maintain, say synagogue leaders. Now, the congregation that's situated in Delaware County -- not far from the Montgomery County line --...
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Frank Rosci, Jewish Exponent Feature
With money for everyday living at a premium nowadays, extra cash for family vacations may be a bit harder to find this year. But there are "buys" to be had locally and regionally, from summer days and nights spent right here in Philadelphia to bargains not too far afield in other parts of Pennsylvania and nearby. And what better time...
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