Thursday, September 18, 2014 Elul 23, 5774

Are we overprotecting our kids from those dirty, rotten bugs?
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Diana Aydin, JE Feature
When Dr. Harley Rotbart graduated from Cornell University Medical College in 1979, his father was overcome with emotion. At the graduation reception, where he came to congratulate his son, both father and son dropped to their knees and began crying, Rotbart recalled. It was a moment of liberation for his father, an Auschwitz survivor who lost most of his family...
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Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
While the Caribbean islands have long been a paradise for Jewish snowbirds, Philadelphia vacationers are discovering a wealth of Jewish connections in these sun-drenched isles. Before coming to Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park, where he is now rabbi emeritus, Rabbi Simeon J. Maslin served for many years at the oldest surviving synagogue in this hemisphere, Congregation Mikve Israel-Emanuel...
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Andrew Lasner, JE Feature
Let us re-emphasize how to price your home in the current buyers market. As written previously, homes that are overpriced don't sell, and can scare away potential buyers. When listing your property for sale, do yourself a favor and tell your agent that you trust their professional opinion regarding price. This will allow your agent to be candid with you,...
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Shortly after rolling her cart into the frozen section at Best Value Kosher Meats in Northeast Philadelphia, a distraught Silvia Samuels suddenly embraced an employee, seemingly unwilling to let go. Moments later, another longtime shopper walked in and immediately voiced her amazement that the glatt-kosher supermarket and butcher shop -- one of the few in the city and surrounding area...
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According to local Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Judah and the Maccabees were some of the earliest conservationists: "They made one day's oil suffice for eight days' needs," he explained. Waskow, who directs the Shalom Center here in Philadelphia, wants modern-day Jews to continue in the vein of this ancient Chanukah standard. That's why the organization has instituted a new "Green Menorah"...
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