Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Av 3, 5774
By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Recent dramatic downturns in today's economy have forced and inspired growing numbers of people to rethink the way that they make a living. Take, for example, Eric Weinstein, 35, a teacher of autistic children at Smedley Elementary School in Northeast Philadelphia, where the Penn State grad with a master's in elementary and special education from Holy Family College has his...
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Daphna Berman, JE Feature
Randee Tecklin attended each of the christening ceremonies for her three grandchildren and has since watched as they've celebrated Christmas and Easter year in and year out. This Friday, she's taking them to a Chanukah party, but navigating the holidays with family -- her daughter-in-law isn't Jewish -- has always been fraught with difficulty. "It's a thin-ice experience," says Tecklin,...
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Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
It's been a cool spring so far in New England. Of course, that hasn't stopped the azaleas and dogwoods from bursting forth in all their splendor. What a surprise, yet again, that the barren brown of winter can give forth to this riotous color. Though it follows the same pattern year after year after year, I'm still in a state...
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Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
For a dying language, Yiddish manages to have quite a pulse on the latest technological terms. If Moteleh and Giteleh -- the Dick and Jane of my childhood Yiddish primers -- were alive today, you could find them at their kompyuter ekran / "computer screen" typing out a blitspost /"e-mail." Or they'd pick up their cell phone, their mobilke ,...
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By:
Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
Come July, my husband and I may be wandering the streets in search of a home. But it's not because of the economic downturn. It is the result of deciding, two years ago, to downsize when our youngest went off to college. We promptly sold our house, rented half of a large duplex and have been extremely happy in this...
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