Saturday, September 5, 2015 Elul 21, 5775

By:
Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
Come July, my husband and I may be wandering the streets in search of a home. But it's not because of the economic downturn. It is the result of deciding, two years ago, to downsize when our youngest went off to college. We promptly sold our house, rented half of a large duplex and have been extremely happy in this...
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The downturn in the economy has taken a toll on everyone, but retired senior citizens are often hardest hit by a recession because they generally live on fixed incomes. Earnings on retirement-plan investments may have declined sharply due to drops in stock prices and interest rates. How to help your retired parents or other relatives weather a recession? Here are...
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By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
When it comes to European travel, there is one thing many Jews have in common -- an understandable hesitance to travel to Germany. The truth of the matter rests in the fact that many countries we love have their fair share of anti-Semitic histories. In fact, it can be found in many parts of the U.S. as well. Even with...
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It's a sad fact of life in our current economic environment: Practically every day, it seems, we see stories in the news about hundreds of people losing their jobs as employers resort to layoffs and downsizing, to say nothing of companies going out of business. More than 45 million Americans had no health insurance in 2007, according to the U.S...
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PSA test uncovers the writer's prostate cancer -- and prospects for survival
By:
David C. Friedman, JE Feature
A simple blood test saved my life. The PSA test measures prostate specific antigen, a protein produced by the prostate tissue. The prostate gland, which is only found in males, sits near the rectum and produces semen. It is also one of the leading causes of cancer in men. I was not overly alarmed when my last PSA test came...
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