Friday, January 30, 2015 Shevat 10, 5775

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What was billed as a Thursday-morning interfaith event where clergy could receive information and advice on caring for the elderly wound up turning into a sing-along session with strong Christian overtones, led by a representative from Mayor John F. Street's office. Rev. Marguerite Handy, executive director of the Mayor's Office of Faith-Based Initiatives, was asked to give the closing remarks...
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A husband-and-wife team of German journalists, who reported on how students and teachers in rural Tennessee memorialized the Holocaust, recently recounted how their steadfast involvement wound up being more complicated than they'd imagined. Peter W. Schroeder and Dagmar Schroeder-Hildebrand have each written several books and have served as foreign correspondents for German newspapers, but they may be best known for...
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It may only be October, but now is a good time to work on cutting your 2007 tax bill, say officials with the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Here are some strategies you can put into action: · Max out retirement savings. One of the best ways to trim your tax bill is to make the maximum allowable contribution...
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Dr. Lee Levine, professor of Jewish history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, offered a lecture on Sunday titled, "Does Archaeology Negate the Bible?" to more than 100 people at Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley. During his presentation, he examined and compared several time periods in biblical history with the archaeological finds that have either supported or conflicted with...
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It's tough raising a child, especially a young girl, in today's body-focused world. Between magazines showing stick-thin actresses on their covers and similarly bone-thin models walking the runways, it's perhaps not surprising that young American girls think that the slimmer you are, the prettier and more popular you'll be. Never mind that 1950s' icon Marilyn Monroe was a size 14...
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