Saturday, January 31, 2015 Shevat 11, 5775
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Once a month, Nadine Silber, her husband and two little boys drive all the way from their Bucks County home in Bristol Borough for Saturday morning services at Mishkan Shalom in Philadelphia. The draw: Celebrations! -- an educational workshop tailored for children with disabilities and their families. There are closer synagogues, Silber said, but none of them has programs suitable...
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Toward the end of her life, 15-year-old Rina Goldberg declared her bedroom to be a no-crying zone. She tried her best to enforce that policy, too, said her father, Ari, director of the Jewish Community High School at Gratz College. "If you're going to cry, leave the room," the Cheltenham teenager once told her grandma. Even as a debilitating disease...
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On a chilly Sunday evening, the main entrance to Beth David Reform Congregation in Gladwyne is dark, the parking lot almost empty. Inside, however, running feet and shrieks of laughter pierce the quiet. A dozen children swarm in and out of a multipurpose room as their parents set dessert on an L-shaped table. "Who wants to read a book?" congregant...
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Determining which bariatric procedure is right for you
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Gail Snyder, Perfect Fit Feature
Even though there is no such thing as a typical weight-loss surgery patient, the majority of people who have bariatric surgery are women in their childbearing years with obesity-related health problems.
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Harry Wall | JE Feature
The passages in the history book, about the devastating 1918 influenza that took the lives of more than 30 million people worldwide, were brief, almost cryptic: "Alice Wolowitz, a student nurse at [Philadelphia's] Mount Sinai Hospital, began her shift in the morning, felt sick and was dead 12 hours later."
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