Thursday, August 28, 2014 Elul 2, 5774

Shopping and travel are two great American pastimes, and are often best enjoyed together. According to the Travel Industry Association of America, shopping is the most popular activity during domestic trips, and is included in more than 30 percent of all such trips. Of course, the holiday season affords the ultimate opportunity to combine these two pleasures. A recent survey...
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New documentary's more than skin deep in exploring eating disorders
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Fashionistas as femme fatale role models? Slim chance: Those waifs walking down the catwalk with their whisker-wobbly, wafer-thin poses look like they haven't come up against a roll in ages. The fashion industry's thin obsession is perfumed with emetics and emergency rooms; "the look" has become a lethal weapon exploding in its own scrawny face -- a fatal attraction, as...
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Craig G. Langweiler, JE Feature
When reviewing your life-insurance policies, you may come across one that you may no longer want, or maybe cannot afford to continue paying the expensive premiums. You may have learned of the popularity of life settlements that purport to offer two or three times the cash surrender value. Before you leap to conclusions, take the time to evaluate the offer...
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Ryan Teitman
The day was one for remembering the past of Abrams Hebrew Academy, and looking with hope toward the future. "We're here to inspire," said Rabbi Ira Budow, the academy's director and a 26-year veteran of the institution. On a balmy December day, Abrams dedicated its new Beit Aliza Chavurah for Girls and the Beit Aliza Torah, both in honor of...
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Although walking through an actual cattle car used to transport Jews to concentration camps and gazing at images of dead bodies resonated deeply with Jamillah Hannibal, it was an exhibit featuring Nazi tools for measuring facial features and colors that proved most profound for the 16 year old. "You could put yourself up there, and look at your hair color...
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