Friday, December 19, 2014 Kislev 27, 5775

Few things offer a greater sense of accomplishment than designing, building or customizing a home to your specific desires. Done properly, a home can offer decades of enjoyment to you and your family -- with little or no need for major updating or improvements. With so many necessary decisions however, it's often easy to lose sight of the truly critical...
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Joan Waldbaum is not your typical 75-year-old. Not only does she swim to stay healthy, but she just so happens to excel in the sport, and did so during a recent international competition. "I like to think that I could show young people that, just because you're older, it doesn't mean you're dead," she said. "I love it when 50-year-olds...
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Adina Matusow, JE Feature
"Oh, no -- I left my purse in the car, and it's so far away ... would you mind picking up my part this time?" She asked the question when the car was really right across the street. "I pay for you all the time anyway, so whatever." He responds, annoyed. "You make more than me anyway, so what does...
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With at least half of all marriages ending in divorce, there must be something better than chocolate to bring lasting happiness to couples. Psychologists and married couple Peter L. Sheras and Phyllis Koch-Sheras have developed a creative, positive approach called couple-power therapy that teaches partners positive ways to create fulfilling loving relationships -- and have more fun together. Sheras and...
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You don't have to speak the language to understand its lore -- and lure
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Mort Alper, JEFeature
Who would believe that in 20 years a book collection could escalate from 70,000 books to 11/2 million? But it has happened. And the driving force behind this tremendous growth has been Aaron Lansky, president of the National Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Mass. In 1980, Lansky, then a 24-year-old graduate student of Yiddish literature, realized that irreplaceable Yiddish books...
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