Thursday, July 10, 2014 Tammuz 12, 5774

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Rita Charleston, Jewish Exponent Feature
Even though she's schooled in helping people handle their problems, when it comes to yo-yo dieting, she was no more successful at handling it than many others have been. "I was constantly going up and down, trying to lose the same 10, 15 pounds for a long time," says Judith Beck. The daughter of Dr. Aaron T. Beck -- the...
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On most days, Tamir Goodman -- once dubbed the "Jewish Jordan"-- was spending six hours or so on the outdoor courts with the campers, pushing them to their limits in drills and intense scrimmages. But there were no rebounds or layups on July 9, the 17th of Tammuz, which is the traditional fast day that marks the three-week mourning period...
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At 26,800 square feet, the building that houses Suburban Jewish Community Center-B'nai Aaron in Havertown is plenty big. Too big, in fact. With rising gas prices and a membership base that has shrunk considerably, it's simply too pricey to maintain, say synagogue leaders. Now, the congregation that's situated in Delaware County -- not far from the Montgomery County line --...
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Time to roll up your sleeve: Children aren't the only ones who need vaccinations
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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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