Monday, May 4, 2015 Iyyar 15, 5775

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Rabbi Steven A. Saks of Adath Zion Congregation in Northeast Philadelphia teaches a Jujitsu class to youths and adults on Wednesday evenings at the JCC Klein Branch. Saks, 32, has a black belt and is a certified instructor in the Japanese martial art. The Northeast Philadelphia resident explained that Jujitsu teaches self-defense, emphasizes physical fitness and encourages self-confidence -- better...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Two boxers stood toe to toe, front and center in the ring, exchanging crisp, swift punches that quickly inflicted some visible damage. Round after round, the junior welterweights abandoned the stick-and-move approach, and defense took a back seat to sheer aggression, with both men regularly landing -- and taking -- clean, square blows to the face and body. One was...
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Andrew Lasner, JE Feature
If you're ready to buy or refinance a home, the chaos on Wall Street may be additionally hurting your chances of getting a loan. Lenders are shutting down, laying off thousands of employees and leaving borrowers in the dust. Interest rates and the terms of loan offers change daily. Borrowers with tarnished credit are facing deal-killing loan terms -- if...
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By needle, by mist ... It's that time of year
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Haven't gotten a flu shot yet? Thinking of skipping it this season? Your doctor would tell you to think again. For healthy people, influenza -- the contagious respiratory illness more commonly known as the flu -- can cause a fever, sore throat, cough, runny nose and/or muscle aches. "For most young, healthy people, it'll be an illness that'll last five...
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Finland may be a relatively small country, but it's a giant when it comes to innovative interior design and lifestyle. Elegantly severe art deco and art nouveau structures and fortresslike Nordic buildings come alive -- even in the middle of winter -- with a warm rush of color, bright woods and flowing shapes that render the city livable and inviting...
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