Thursday, August 25, 2016 Av 21, 5776

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Jaswinder Kaur Gill, JE Feature
Situated in a corner of the Singapore Botanic Gardens are two bronze sculptures, one of a girl on a swing and another of a girl riding a bicycle. A gentleman named David Marshall commissioned these. That's nothing extraordinary, really, save for the fact that in 1955, Marshall became the first chief minister of Singapore under British rule. He was also...
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Sally Friedman, JF Feature
She was a woman with a generous heart and a caring soul. When Cindy Smukler Dorani speaks of her maternal grandmother, the late Mildred Lasch, that's the message that comes through loud and clear. The plaque hanging at the entrance to the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Philadelphia Kaiserman Branch preschool says it all about Lasch, who left a very...
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Breaking down bone is a tough job; however, our bones undergo remodeling every day of our lives, as old material is cleared away so that new bone can form. In diseases such as osteoporosis, an imbalance in this process is responsible for the characteristic bone loss. New research at Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science, which recently appeared in the online...
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Craig G. Langweiler, JE Feature
Initial public offerings, or IPOs, raised a record $214 billion worldwide last year, with 1,000 companies going public. This may come as little surprise, given the strength of corporate earnings and the stock market during 2006. But here's something you probably didn't know: IPOs listed in the United States accounted for only about 20 percent of the dollar volume. China...
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Domestic violence begins and ends with empowerment
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Cheryl Kravitz stayed with her husband for 18 years. She stayed with him after he hurled a lamp at her head. She stayed with him though he made her sleep on the kitchen floor. And she stayed with him despite the fact that he stuck her arms into a burning oven. Though she acknowledges today that she felt "terrified to...
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