Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Elul 21, 5774
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I have often said that some of the finest expository prose being produced in this country appears with regularity on the obituary pages of The New York Times . The paper's wide-ranging death notices, written with great authority and aplomb, in a style that strikes just the right balance between facts and fanciful phrasing, praise and critical reasoning, read like...
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Now playing left flanken for the Philadelphia Eaters ... No, don't expect to see Dave Lieberman on the playing field at the Linc anytime soon -- unless it's decked out with a linen tablecloth and upright chairs -- if not uprights. Spike the ball? Maybe the punch, but, please, only with a good Pinot. Philly native son Lieberman is the...
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It was a dreary morning in Amsterdam -- the date was Nov. 4, 2004 -- when 26-year-old Mohammas Bouyeri, a Moroccan Dutchman wearing a gray raincoat and prayer hat, shot and killed Theo van Gogh, the great-grandnephew of the famous painter, while the filmmaker was riding his bicycle. Witnesses, shocked by this random-seeming burst of violence, said that they were...
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Author examines why hereditary diseases persist
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
When just 15 years old, he noticed that his grandfather, a Holocaust survivor suffering from Alzheimer's disease, seemed to feel better after giving blood. He had a nagging feeling that somehow the two were linked, and so the young boy went to his grandfather's doctors to voice his suspicions. But he was turned away. They told him to go home,...
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I'm a complete sucker for books about books, whether they're written by dedicated collectors or by passionate readers who talk about the works they love above all others. So when I was browsing recently in a bookstore and came across the title The Book That Changed My Life , I decided to shell out the $18 -- a bargain by...
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