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Money & Careers

Tzedakah — The Gift of Giving

By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson
By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

How will you give this season? How you give is as important as what you give. If you make wise choices from your heart, I can think of no better gift to yourself and to those in need at this time of year and throughout the next year. Give anonymously, with joy, and reap the benefits all year long!

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Family & Friends

Is Hanukkah the Jewish Christmas?

By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson
By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

When people who do not know I am Jewish say, “Happy Holidays,” I usually say the same back to them. To me, the most important aspect of this season is to focus on peace, hope, harmony, and joy, whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or the Winter Solstice.

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News

Women Who Serve: Philadelphia

By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson
By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

I owe a great debt of thanks to the staff of St. John’s and to Judi and Ed for allowing me to be part of their team for a day (and inviting me back!), opening my eyes ever wider to the gravity of homelessness and the importance of volunteerism, particularly for those who are the most needy among us.

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Food & Drink

Scarborough Fair Primavera Pasta

By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson
By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

This recipe is inspired by the Simon and Garfunkel song ‘Scarborough Fair.‘ I use parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme, which grow in my patio garden (and are featured lyrics in the song!).

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General Medical

Summer Recipes: Tropical Smoothies

By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson
By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

Fleshy, summer tropical and semi-tropical fruits are perfect for smoothies, whether for breakfast, as a snack, or as a light meal. As with fruit salads, you can pick from a large variety of fruits, liquids, and veggies.

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General Medical

Summer Recipes: Crunchy Quinoa Tabouli

By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson
By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

Tabouli is traditionally made with bulghur, which is a form of wheat that has been toasted. However, almost any grain can be made tabouli-like. Quinoa lends itself nicely to the task because it is actually a seed that roasts well.

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General Medical

Summer Recipes: Chilled & Dilled Cucumber Soup

By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson
By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

The cucumber is low in calories with no saturated fats or cholesterol; a good source of potassium and low in sodium; contains the anti-oxidants carotene, vitamin C, vitamin A; has a surprisingly high amount of vitamin K (playing a potential role in bone strength).

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