Saturday, January 31, 2015 Shevat 11, 5775

From Bar Mitzvahs to Barbuda -- and Antigua ... what could be better?
By:
Rita Charleston, JE Feature
Fresh from two summer weddings, a Bar and a Bat Mitzvah, I decided it was time to take a vacation. And where else would I want to go that was not too far from home yet felt like another world? The Caribbean, of course! This time, I chose the islands of Antigua and Barbuda -- a perfect match for my...
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As school buses start to roll out, so, too, will the mounds and mounds of homework. According to the U.S. Department of Education, kids who complete more homework score better on standardized tests and get better grades than students who do less. Consult any parenting or education Web site, magazine or book, and one of the primary tips offered for...
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What are you permitted to say when you don't like your friend's new significant other?
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Adina Matusow, JE Feature
When a close friend starts dating someone new, it tends to alter your life, too. Your life obviously won't change as much as your friend's, but your regular routine is going to be altered. Now, he or she won't always be available for a Saturday-night outing or a Sunday matinee. Even if the new relationship is great -- and you...
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
As Israel continues to defend itself in Lebanon, countering unprovoked aggression by the terrorist organization Hezbollah, an emerging concern is what effects the war will have on the future of the Israeli economy. While Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres recently suggested on a trip to Washington, D.C., that Israel may be getting close to making a decision about how...
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Like many other people with aging parents, Beth Dooneief, 53, is forced to juggle her life and career with caring for her 85-year-old mother. While many in the same situation struggle to find time to work, run errands or even develop a hobby, Dooneief has more time for her husband and a busy career teaching business courses at Drexel University's...
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