Saturday, April 19, 2014 Nisan 19, 5774

The Internal Revenue Service is reminding teachers and other educators to save all receipts and paperwork for out-of-pocket expenses incurred during the school year. Parents are reminded that tuition and fees may be deductible for qualified higher-education expenses. The Tax Relief and Health Care Act, enacted in December 2006, reinstated both deductions through the end of this year. As for...
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Pushing for reductions in fossil-fuel emissions and trying to reverse the global-warming trend nationally and throughout the world may make perfect sense, but what on earth do energy-policy goals have to do with Judaism? That question was posed to Rabbi Arthur Waskow -- who's written several books that examine how Judaism and the environment intersect -- after he'd delivered a...
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The auditorium was a virtual sea of blue and white. Students wore brand-new T-shirts, and some sported baseball caps emblazoned with the words "Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy." Signs, banners and brochures -- even cookies -- carried the new name and logo at a ceremony officially bestowing the moniker on the former Akiba Hebrew Academy. The event was held Monday...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
When he played football for Council Rock High School North several years ago, Noah Gross had a difficult decision to make once the High Holidays rolled around. Even though school was closed on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, his team still had practice. But being an observant Jew, he decided that it was best to skip the drills and go...
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New noninvasive procedures now have liftoff locally
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Looking to improve your looks without the expensive and invasive procedures performed by a plastic surgeon? If so, a recent trend of less painful and more temporary treatments may be the best avenue for you. Doctors and plastic surgeons increasingly have been injecting patients with products like hyaluronic acid or botulinum toxin to erase wrinkles or reduce expression lines in...
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