Thursday, September 18, 2014 Elul 23, 5774

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After almost 16 years as head of Akiba Hebrew Academy, Rabbi Philip Field will be leaving the position and moving to Israel, according to a recent announcement released by the board of the Merion Station school. Said Field, of Bala Cynwyd: "There were rumors for awhile because my kids were making aliyah, and my love for Israel and the school's...
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Adina Matusow, JE Feature
My friend Shoshanna got on her computer one day and went right to her favorite site, Myspace . She started cruising around looking at her friend's profiles, and in the process noticed her ex-boyfriend had a new picture. Without thinking of the potential consequences, she clicked on his profile to get a closer look. She scrolled down on the screen...
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It may all be in the timing!
New research attempting to shed light on the evergreen question - just how do male and female brains differ? - has found that timing is everything. In a study involving more than 8,000 males and females ranging in age from 2 to 90 from across the United States, Vanderbilt University researchers Stephen Camarata and Richard Woodcock discovered that females have...
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Mothers of young children are more likely to be obese when they perceive their neighborhoods as unsafe, according to a new study in the journal Obesity. Researchers from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Mathematica Policy Research and the University of Pennsylvania analyzed perceived neighborhood safety and obesity in women with young children. Connection with one's neighbors, characterized as neighborhood cohesion,...
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Author says get over it with new guide
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Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
Why, I wondered, is Dr. Susan Jeffers so often connecting the word "fear" with love? Three of Dr. Jeffers' previous books are titled, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway, Feel the Fear … and Beyond, and Feel the Fear Power Planner. In her current book, Feel the Fear Guide to Lasting Love, she suggests ways to overcome one's fears,...
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