Tuesday, May 3, 2016 Nisan 25, 5776

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The Politz Hebrew Academy, an Orthodox day school in Northeast Philadelphia, learned last month that it received the coveted accreditation it had sought from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, a more-than-100-year-old nonprofit organization. The accreditation process took more than two years and entailed extensive evaluations of the school by both insiders and outside experts. "This is an...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
Even though Santa will probably not be coming to your house (for obvious reasons), that does not mean that you have to sit at home alone and be bored. Christmas Eve, widely considered the biggest night of the year for Jewish singles, promises a host of opportunities to get out and dance -- or, at the very least, just get...
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Facing up to the hapless fact of losing your home
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Dave Dinkel, JE Feature
The three most-frequently used methods to resolve foreclosure are loan reinstatement, forbearance agreement or loan modification. While there are numerous other specific ways to stop foreclosures, these three are used most frequently. Loan Reinstatement: This is where a lender has started the foreclosure process and the homeowner finds a way to pay back or "reinstate" the entire deficiency owed. The...
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The Class of '08 finds windows of opportunities not so clear-cut
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Adriana Loeff, JE Feature
Anxiety runs high in the Class of 2008, the first since 2001 to graduate into slowdown and possible recession. New grads feel especially vulnerable, since they are trying to break in while current employees are holding tight to the jobs the up-and-comers might fill. Worse, there's growing evidence that the financial consequences of entering the job market during a recession...
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Beaches and a bounty of history, including the Americas' oldest synagogue extant
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
When we arrived in Curaçao, palm trees swayed in the wind; warm, white sands beckoned; and friendly faces greeted us at every turn. This was definitely a welcome retreat from the Philadelphia chill. And we knew we'd chosen even more wisely when we drove up to the Breezes Resort. Located on Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard, just minutes away from...
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