Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Nisan 16, 5774

Time to roll up your sleeve: Children aren't the only ones who need vaccinations
By:
Rita Charleston, Jewish Exponent Feature
Okay, you've been careful about making sure your children have received all the vaccinations they need, and your pediatrician says that all is well on that front. There's somewhat a sense of relief that the time with a needle is over. But is it? No, not as long as you forget about yourself and all the vaccines you may need...
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Lauren Kramer, Jewish Exponent Feature
It's early morning, and as motorists speed to work on the highway just a few meters away, I am gazing at a 20-foot-high statue of a kneeling Buddha surrounded by offerings of flowers, fruit and rice. The air simmers with the scent of incense, and Buddhist chanting in an unidentifiable language fills this ornate temple. Were I in Asia, there...
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Like Sinatra, they do it their way
By:
Frank Rosci, Jewish Exponent Feature
Pack rats are scattered about among us, and their compulsive, pathological hoarding habit of disposophobia -- the fear of disposing of or parting with things -- has become a genuine health concern. These "junk junkies" live in a maze of mostly useless stuff -- either stashed in numerous stacks here and there, stuffed into drawers, containers and other receptacles, or...
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By:
Frank Rosci, Jewish Exponent Feature
With money for everyday living at a premium nowadays, extra cash for family vacations may be a bit harder to find this year. But there are "buys" to be had locally and regionally, from summer days and nights spent right here in Philadelphia to bargains not too far afield in other parts of Pennsylvania and nearby. And what better time...
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A creative community with an inn in its thoughts
By:
Lauren Kramer, Jewish Exponent Feature
It's Friday night in Ojai, Calif., and in the Khilat HaAloneem Synagogue, just 90 minutes from the bustle of Los Angeles, the Jewish community of the Oaks is preparing for its weekly Shabbat service. The turnout is not great tonight for this 65-odd member community; apart from my husband and I, there are only six other shul-goers this evening. But...
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