Sunday, August 30, 2015 Elul 15, 5775

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Michael Trantas, JE Feature
Picture this: It's the weekend and you're on your way to the Jersey shore for some quiet time at the beach. On the way there, you pull out your cell phone, type a text message and send it to "Home" so the air-conditioning and lights are on when you get there. Then, you send a message to your other home...
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The hunt to find common genes that are associated with cancer is unlikely to be successful, say experts in a recent edition of the British Medical Journal. Huge resources are being invested in the search for common inherited genetic variants that increase susceptibility to cancer. One U.S. project, for example, will cost $14 million. But devoting a large research effort...
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But what happens if it’s your old reliable spouse or partner?
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Things change, people say. Well, people can change, too, and sometimes, they pick the worst times to do that. Like after a wedding, for example, just as the happy couple is getting into the joys and expectations of married life. Or, perhaps, in the more common scenario, it happens a bit later on in a marriage. Suddenly, one half of...
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‘Going for the fences’ takes on a new meaning
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Courtesy of the Jewish National Fund
Get your peanuts! Get your popcorn! Get your … falafel? It's a long way to go for a baseball game, but then, where more natural a place than Israel to watch an umpire mediate a dispute over turf? In a groundbreaking effort to bring the joys of America's pastime to Israel, the Jewish National Fund has partnered with the Israel...
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By:
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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