Friday, April 18, 2014 Nisan 18, 5774

By:
Rita Bryan, JE Feature
t's been several months since you made your New Year's resolution to start an exercise program; you're doing it and feeling good about yourself. Nothing is going to stop you this time! Unfortunately, life has a way of throwing us a few curve balls. It happens to all of us. I recently spent several weeks helping my parents move into...
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A doctor examines how to treat the solitude of sickness
By:
Rita Charleston, JE Feature
When Michael Stein, M.D., decided to write his book, The Lonely Patient: How We Experience Illness, he said it was meant to examine and illuminate the emotional terrain of illness. "One reason it came about was when my brother-in-law came down with a rare form of cancer, and everything I had come to know about being a doctor was suddenly...
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The Internal Revenue Service is urging taxpayers to take a moment before they file their income-tax returns to be sure they received all benefits to which they are entitled. "Many taxpayers are missing out this year on the special telephone-excise tax refund and other benefits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit," according to IRS Commissioner Mark W. Everson. "If...
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More consumers are filing their taxes online, and fewer are concerned about Internet security, according to reports from the Conference Board, the global business research and membership organization, and TNS, a global market insight and information group. This year, 39 percent of consumers intend to file their 2006 federal taxes online, up from 28 percent just three years ago. Online...
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By:
Jan L. Apple, JF Feature
The following is the first in a series of articles about the Nurturing Excellence in Synagogue Schools program. An estimated 80 percent of Jewish children receive their formal religious training through a synagogue supplemental school. For many of these youngsters, research has revealed what their parents have known for years -- that the experience inside the classroom has been less...
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