Friday, August 22, 2014 Av 26, 5774

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Peter Ephross, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Nearly all fans of baseball history have heard of Hank Greenberg. Most have heard of Al Rosen. But fewer have heard of Cal Abrams, and hardly any, it's safe to say, have heard of Lou Limmer. All four are members of a compelling team -- the 165 American Jews who played Major League Baseball between the 1870s and the end...
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A sibling's mental illness can wreak havoc on a brother or sister
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Lynne Blumberg, Jewish Exponent Feature
The mental illness of a daughter or son affects the well-being of the entire family, including healthy siblings. Examples of this are illustrated in Jonathan's Return, the latest documentary by the Oscar-nominated Eran Preis, the Israeli-American film director and associate professor of film and media arts at Temple University. Jonathan, 33, the youngest of Preis' three sons, had behavior problems...
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Rivka Tal, Jewish Exponent Feature
A TASTE OF ISRAEL When it comes to Passover, many Sephardi Jews customarily eat rice, legumes, corn and green beans -- all foods that are forbidden to Ashkenazim for the eight days. Of course, these customs vary from country to country, and even from city to city. Some Jews of Moroccan origin eat special kosher-for-Passover rice on the holiday; others...
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Throughout his life in politics, former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter often invoked the name of his Yiddish-speaking father, Harry, who left czarist Russia in 1911 for a better life in the United States. Sometimes, the younger Specter would highlight how his father had once owned a junkyard and did whatever he could to get his family through the Great Depression,...
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WHAM! BAM! POW? Put a SOCK in it, Arona Reiner gently states about the state of action comic books. She took action to do it her own way: At 71, the native Bostonian who long ago made Israel her home has changed the art of the deal. An accomplished and exhibited artist/sculptor, she has come out with her first comic...
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