Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Av 12, 5775

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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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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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Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
En route to the U.S. Virgin Islands, you'll probably come across numerous ads in your in-flight magazine touting state-of-the-art resorts and a pirate's bounty of duty-free shopping. On closer inspection, however, the fine print indicates that these hot spots are either located on St. Thomas or St. John. But isn't the point of an island getaway to get away from...
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Fredda Sacharow, JE Feature
If job-related woes are keeping area residents closer to home these days, one travel agency said that it's not feeling much of a pinch and has particularly continued to book trips to Israel. "Recession? You can't tell by this office, that's for sure," said Susan Blum, manager of the Israel Department for Gil Travel, which has offices in Philadelphia; Miami;...
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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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