Sunday, May 3, 2015 Iyyar 14, 5775

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Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
f there are modern-day Quebeçois explorers -- or coureurs du bois, as they are known in Canadian folklore -- Raymond des Rosiers is one of them. For the 44-year-old guide at Auberge St. Alexis des Monts in Quebec, his favorite time of year is October, when, for two weeks, he douses himself in animal urine, lays salt blocks on the...
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Teens and seniors revisit a topic of 'embarrassment'
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Rachel Lesser, JE Feature
Nearly 50 women gathered at the Bucks Country Free Library in Doylestown in mid-March to hear a panel of speakers revisit "Sex and the Single Girl." Moderated by Eleanor Levie, chairwoman of the National Council of Jewish Women for Greater Philadelphia -- one of the event sponsors; others included the League of Women Voters and Planned Parenthood, both of Bucks...
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Amy Purdy, JF Feature
Politz Hebrew Academy is more than a school, it's like a family, according to parent and PTO president Dolly Orbach. "Children at the school feel loved and cared for," she says. And she should know: The Orbachs' children, Mattan and Tal, attend the elementary school. Politz is a 25-year-old Orthodox day school in Northeast Philadelphia, where general studies and Judaic...
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
When you think of New Orleans, two sensory subjects come to mind: great music and great food. That said, a lot of New Orleans fare is not "Shabbat-ready." Yet even though New Orleans' Jewish residents make up only a small percentage of the city's population, there is a Jewish presence wherever there is a restaurant-and-arts scene. If you don't find...
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Those extra coins really do add up
Think you're the only one who needs to exercise? How about those greenbacks in your wallet? It's always a good idea to spend your money wisely, but during tough economic times, this smart step is even more important. Which is why the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants offers these tips on how to get the most out of every...
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