Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Kislev 4, 5775
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Joan Waldbaum is not your typical 75-year-old. Not only does she swim to stay healthy, but she just so happens to excel in the sport, and did so during a recent international competition. "I like to think that I could show young people that, just because you're older, it doesn't mean you're dead," she said. "I love it when 50-year-olds...
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At the end of a long day of working through tennis drills and playing matches against the nationally ranked competition while training at the U.S. Tennis Association's Crandon Park facility in Florida, 12-year-old Madison Cohen sometimes finds herself staring eye-to-eye with a bathtub filled with water and ice. "It's like torture," said Cohen, who immerses herself in freezing water for...
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Every year on the eve of Shavuot -- the spring festival holiday that marks God's giving of the Torah to the Jewish people at Mount Sinai -- Jews traditionally gather to study, discuss and analyze a chosen set of religious texts. So in that vein, organizers of a July 3 event at Congregation Mikveh Israel wondered: Why not apply that...
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At just 10 years old, Jacob Greenfield has developed a strong interest in computers -- building Web pages, editing movies and playing intricate games on his laptop. His increased online usage, however, worries his mother, Leslie Greenfield, who's read horror stories in the news about sexual predators using the Internet to lure young victims. "The thing that worries me the...
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For more than six months, State Treasurer Bob Casey has enjoyed a double digit lead in the polls over Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.). But the big question has been whether or not that lead would hold once the campaign -- and the slew of television spots -- shifted into high gear, especially since the Republican incumbent holds a 2-to-1 edge...
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