A year ago, the National Museum of American Jewish History rolled out the red carpet for politicians, entertainers and mega-donors to fete the highly publicized grand opening of its sleek, four-story glass building overlooking Independence Mall.
And other tips to staying lean during the holiday season
Linda Morel | JE Feature
The weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day are often called the trap. Studies show that Americans gain between one and 10 pounds during this period, with the most likely gain falling in the five- to seven-pound range.
So, Bela Fleck, when you throw down your heart, does it always come up with a banjo riff? "Absolutely," says the legendary picker and pick of the Grammy Award committee innumerable times for his musical musings -- including the 2011 Best Contemporary World Music Album, "Throw Down Your Heart, Africa Sessions, Part 2: Unreleased Tracks." Indeed, the instrument releases an...