Friday, December 26, 2014 Tevet 4, 5775
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Diane McManus, Jewish Exponent Feature
Dan Jones considers himself fortunate — this despite a car accident in 1999 that resulted in paralysis of both legs.
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Maxine Dovere, JNS.org
Born Karola Ruth Siegel in Frankfurt, Germany, the woman now known as “Dr. Ruth” saw her father arrested by Nazis and said a final goodbye to her mother as she boarded a Kindertransport rescue train to Switzerland.
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Rachel Vigoda, Special Sections Feature
Like most clichés, there’s some truth behind it: Once you survive cancer, you stop sweating the small stuff. “You take the trivial and get rid of it. You start living life to the fullest. It sounds trite, but it’s the truth,” says Ellen Coren, who was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer at age 44. She found the lump in October...
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Lynne Bluumberg, Special Sections Feature
Illustrating the magical elements commonly associated with prayer is a final scene in the Coen Brothers’ film, O Brother Where Art Thou? Everett, played by George Clooney, gets down on his knees and prays to God to save him and his three buddies from being hung by the movie’s villain. The moment Everett finishes praying, a tidal wave crashes through...
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By Diane McManus, Special Sections Feature
Most advice on avoiding cancer can be followed painlessly enough: Don’t smoke; limit sun exposure; eat healthy, low-fat foods; exercise regularly. None of these requires time in a doctor’s office. Follow these words of wisdom, and we’ll be fine, correct? To an extent, yes: a healthy lifestyle can help minimize visits to the doctor, and countless studies show the positive...
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