Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774

Should Pennsylvanians be more optimistic about he housing market?
By:
Ben G. Frank , JE Feature
It is said that "home ownership is one of the key steps to financial security and the realization of the 'American Dream.' " That's the Pennsylvania Association of Mortgage Brokers talking. Considering that 63 percent of all Americans are homeowners, and that buying a home is the single most important financial decision a person will ever make, there is a...
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By:
Jared Shelly, JE Feature
When next football season rolls around, Andrew Goodman might have to tackle his greatest challenge yet. The 18-year-old senior hopes to go from captain of the George Washington High School football team to earning a spot on the roster at Penn State University. Making such a celebrated squad as a walk-on will take a lot of time in the gym...
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By:
Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
A while back, I was talking with a friend who lamented how it's nearly impossible to meet someone at a regular place like a supermarket who would meet all the rigid requirements of compatibility and attractiveness -- and still be Jewish. "It's tough enough, and then, it's not like you can ask someone if they're Jewish," she said. A few...
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By:
Jared Shelly, JE Feature
The life of an up-and-coming boxer is often filled with weekends that Ran "Sweet Dreams" Nakash is finding all too familiar: traveling to a different city, sleeping at a ragged motor inn, and pummeling an opponent and dazzling the crowd -- all while ultimately losing money. Yes, Nakash, 29, improved his professional record to 11-0 last week with a dominant...
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By:
Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
We just survived our daughter's first winter break from college. How do you keep them down on the farm after three months of parent-free living? "I'm 18 now!" was her rallying cry as she left the house for yet another night of carousing with the old crowd. Nevertheless, the next morning found her kickboxing and swimming laps at the local...
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