Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774

Invest some time studying seven money-saving tips
PHOENIX, Ariz. — Many parents have a love/hate relationship with the back-to-school season. They love that their children will be back in class, but they hate the costs associated with it all. According to the National Retail Federation, families in the United States are expected to shell out $17.6 billion on back-to-school gear this season, up from $13.4 billion last...
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Welcome home -- and leave the girlfriend in the guest room!
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Sally Friedman, JE Feature
It was going to be the best summer yet. Eric Goldman returned to his suburban Philadelphia home from his New England college as a junior-to-be. The summer following his freshman year had been a bit rocky for his parents, Carol and Jeff (all names have been changed) as newfound collegiate ways presented problems of independence/autonomy vs. the old ways, back...
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Fred D. Snitzer, JE Feature
And now the world's focus shifts to Lebanon. Like a ball in a pinball machine, our attention has bounced around the globe during the past five years, as different spots on this troubled earth have temporarily lit up in a spasm of violence -- from New York to Lebanon, by way of Kabul, Indonesia, Fallujah, Madrid, London, Chechnya and Paris...
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Rabbi Mordechai Wecker certainly knows how to relate to high school students. After all, he has seven children of his own -- two boys and five girls ranging in age from 12 to 25 years old -- and has also taught for 21 years at the Maimonides School just outside of Boston. Wecker began putting all of that accumulated experience...
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The woman had called me first, two different times, then disappeared. So what was up?
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
Her first e-mail was unusually emphatic about the two of us meeting or at least talking. She was the one who had checked out my profile and then contacted me through the online dating site. She wrote, first. The 33-year-old who I'll call "Andie" sounded interesting, vivacious, career- and family-oriented. Her profile said she worked as a journalist. As a...
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