Saturday, October 1, 2016 Elul 28, 5776

Vilnius echoes its Jewish past, with ghosts as guides
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Norma Davidoff, JE Feature
For hundreds of years, Vilnius, Lithuania, in Northern Europe, was such a distinctive place of Jewish heritage, that it was known as the "Jerusalem of the North." Today, rid of its invaders -- the Poles, Scandinavians, Germans and Russians -- it's also almost entirely devoid of its Jews. Yet it is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and Jewish visitors will...
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But can a Web site improve your lot in life?
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David C. Friedman, JE Feature
"I want to be happy, but I won't be happy/Till I make you happy, too." These are the words to a 1925 song written for the musical "No No Nanette." In the past year, it also has become almost a theme song for Andrew J. Rosenthal and Doug Hensch, who are rapidly turning happiness into a booming business. A recent...
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Advice for the food-leery: Watch out for what's on the table
The holiday season doesn't have to wreak havoc on your weight-loss goals, according to the folks at TOPS Club, Inc. ("Take Off Pounds Sensibly"), the nonprofit weight-loss support organization. Follow these 10 strategies to navigate the eating season for a great time without a great gain. · Don't go hungry. Arriving at a party on an empty stomach is a...
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Laurie Adelman Smith had searched for years for the right place to give her three children a Jewish education. The 47-year-old fitness instructor, who'd had little Jewish involvement throughout her own life, had met with several local rabbis, but never felt an intuitive connection to any of them. All that changed, though, when Smith met Shira Stutman, then a student...
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By:
David C. Friedman, JE Feature
Gale Feinstein can still vividly remember her first date with husband Miles Radoff. It was a blind date, and they sat in the window at the Omni Hotel Lounge sipping champagne and watching traffic on Chestnut Street go by. She had no inkling that four years later, she would be seated at a desk in the hotel lobby as its...
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