Thursday, September 3, 2015 Elul 19, 5775

Jessica Katz (left) and Sarah Eidelson, co-organizers of Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy's Human Rights Conference, present Omer Ismail, keynote speaker and Darfur activist, with a conference T-shirt that bears the clarion call: "If not now, when?" Ismail was joined by 15 additional speakers on human rights, whose topics ranged from issues related to migrant workers, health care, the Holocaust...
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Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
Halfway through the recent movie "Definitely, Maybe," an old Jewish joke winds its way into one of the scenes. Kevin Kline, playing a middle-aged professor, has just suffered a heart attack. Lying on hospital bed, a nurse leans over him and asks "Are you comfortable?" Without skipping a beat he responds, "I make a living." I like that joke because...
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Lower mortgages, overextended sellers ... Time to find a bargain?
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Adriana Loeff, JE Feature
Marianela Cordoba and her husband, Abraham Telechanski, a professional couple in their mid-30s, are comfortable in their brand-new rented apartment in New York's Spanish Harlem. They have a concierge dressed in red, a garage, and a shuttle to take them to the train station. Four months ago, they weren't even thinking of leaving. But now they're looking for a house...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
It's a truism that countless wars have been fought over religion. But still, it has always troubled thinkers and the faithful that something by nature so peaceful and spiritual should so frequently result in stirring up murderous passions. One way to overcome this, according to a diverse scholarly panel, is to develop a deeper understanding of and respect for other...
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It's still around, so beware -- even if you got a shot in the winter
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
With Philadelphia experiencing some unseasonably warm weather earlier this month, some people may have forgotten all about their getting a flu shot back in the early days of winter. Others may still be fuming about getting a flu shot but still getting the flu. This year's vaccination is only effective against 40 percent of this season's influenza viruses, according to...
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