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Wine at Its Time

Vat's that you say? Here's a toast to Purim with some liquid libations coming from Israel.  Purim is coming -- and with it is the...
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‘Jewcer’ Helps Kick-Start New Firms

For years, Laurel Klein has been dreaming of opening a combination restaurant, bar and performance space where Jewish young adults could gather to eat,...
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Future Shock

Not long ago, macular degeneration, a disease of the retina, meant certain blindness. But scientists are working on an implantable artificial retina that can,...

When You’re Hot, You’re Hot

Given how great 40-something and older celebrities look these days, and how youth crazy the culture generally is, it is no wonder that menopause...
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A Changing Environment

BOSTONIn a family of prominent Jewish educators, Norman Spack could be called the rebel. He became a doctor."I'm the only one who didn't go...
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Up Against the Wall: Jerusalem Hangs Tough

Since we began by talking about the Western Wall, let's continue with a site that is within walking distance of it -- at 12...

Men Risk More After Certain Surgeries

Men are twice as likely as women to experience complications after brain or spinal surgery, reports a study in the current issue of Neurosurgery,...
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Local School Leaders Visit Israeli ‘Village’ Devoted to At-Risk Youth

As leaders of two Philadelphia schools for kids who struggle with poverty or foster care, Gabriel Kuriloff and Autumn Graves face extra obstacles as...
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Tactical Medicine, Israeli-Style

The day begins calmly. Workers settle at their desks, turn on computers, busy themselves with the day's projects and exchange greetings as they grab...
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Einstein Healthcare’s Return to Roots

Can a regional medical center born of a need to serve 19th-century Jewish patients shunned for treatment elsewhere reclaim its birthright in the new...