Wednesday, March 4, 2015 AdarI 13, 5775

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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
Arriving early seems to create as much stress as arriving late or even on time. I have always had a problem with punctuality. Actually, my problem rests with being on the earlier side. It's not quite an obsession, but it has certainly led to wasting a lot of time reading alone in my car, circling around the block and drinking...
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JE Staff
Since its founding in 1946, the oldest pluralistic Jewish day school in North America has been known as the Akiba Hebrew Academy. But it will soon go by a new name, the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy -- a change that school and Jewish-community officials insist will help ensure its future as a top-notch institution. The name change comes as...
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Officials at Gratz College hoped that screening a film about a teen girl's struggle to reconcile her homosexuality with Judaism, while also challenging her high school to become a more welcoming place, might prompt some discussion and send a message that the Melrose Park campus is an open environment for Jews of diverse backgrounds. Five years ago, Shulamit Izen --...
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Craig G. Langweiler, JE Feature
In May 2006, a new tax law went into effect that has the potential to affect investors of all stripes. Because the Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005 received only brief attention from the news media, you may have overlooked some of the changes. It's important to understand how this new tax law applies to your situation. The...
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Are teens too young for the procedure?
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Lindsey Bewley, JE Feature
Brittany Caesar is half the girl she used to be. Two years ago, the 16-year-old from Houston tipped the scales at 404 pounds. Today, she weighs 175 thanks to a radical weight-loss procedure that is usually performed only on adults: gastric bypass surgery, in which the stomach is stapled off, leaving a tiny pouch directly connected to the small intestine...
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