Monday, August 3, 2015 Av 18, 5775

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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
"I always knew something was wrong with Robyn," Hillary Walter of Elkins Park said of her "smart, friendly, sweet, outgoing" daughter -- a twin -- who didn't speak until she was 3. Then, about a year-and-a-half ago, the child was diagnosed with a form of autism. "It's very hard sometimes," said Walter, especially when trying to explain to other parents...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Effective March 1, the Glendale Uptown Home will become a nonkosher facility, leaving Philadelphia proper without a certified glatt-kosher nursing home. While the facility has not technically been a Jewish home since it was sold in 2006, a large number of its residents are Jewish, and it has long been associated with Philadelphia's Jewish community. Executive director Ed Harding recently...
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Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
As the economic recession lingers -- and forecasts look bleak well into the months ahead -- many of us need a vacation from our real lives more than ever before. Of course, this is also a time when you want your dollar to work extra hard for you. So how do you travel in a recession, and where can you...
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A tourist's veritable Judaic treasure hunt
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Given its recent history from the Communist era to war in the early 1990s, continental Croatia's emergence as a destination of style and substance is impressive. However, the sensory pleasures that Croatia's heartland offers -- from hearty comfort food and superb wine to sweeping Baroque architecture, nature reserves and cutting-edge fashion -- gain depth and relevance when considering how Israel...
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Maybe not as depleted demand may mean an increase in prices for this new year
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Madalina Iacob, JE Feature
Oil companies around the world are rapidly scaling back exploration and refining plans since the price of crude has plummeted from $147 to just above $40 a barrel over the past four months. With demand slowing, income plunging and credit scarce, prospecting for new oil looks a lot less lucrative -- and is harder to execute. "Everyone is cutting projects,...
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