Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Elul 21, 5774
Simon's Fund honors a tot whose sudden death has long-lasting impact on research
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Rachel Vigoda
Simon Prushan, 12, is getting ready for his Bar Mitzvah this fall. He's learning the aliyahs, practicing his Haftorah portion -- and setting up heart screenings for students in the Radnor School District. For his mitzvah project, recommended for all Bar Mitzvah-age members of Main Line Reform Temple, Beth Elohim in Wynnewood, Prushan teamed up with Simon's Fund (simonsfund.org) ,...
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Allen Shawn's 'Twin' deals with his autistic sister, or is it a mirror to his prominent family?
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Rachel Vigoda, Jewish Exponent Feature
Allen Shawn just came out with Twin: A Memoir , his second deeply personal book about his life and family. But neither manuscript was supposed to be a memoir. The first, Wish I Could Be There: Notes From a Phobic Life , chronicled Shawn's struggle with agoraphobia, among other fears. "I don't like heights," he wrote. "I don't like being...
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A new twist on the practice seeks out Jewish well-being
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Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
In the late 1960s, popular culture introduced a generation to yoga as a way to "tune in and turn on." While yoga in its many forms (Hatha, Iyengar, Kundalini and Flow, among others) still carries with it that old-school caché of peace, love and harmony, it has turned into a contemporary way to reduce stress, get fit -- and meet...
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Rachel Vigoda, Jewish Exponent Feature
Stuttering, or stammering, as the British call it (as anyone who has seen "The King's Speech" would know), affects almost 1 percent of the world's population, according to the National Stuttering Association. That figure includes about 3 million Americans. But while Colin Firth's stammering King George VI in the multiple Oscar-nominated "The King's Speech" is enticing audiences on its way...
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How to explain the inexplicable loss of an infant
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Lori Samlin Miller. Jewish Exponent Feature
Unfathomable is the word that springs to mind when describing the loss of a child. After his 2-month-old daughter passed away, Seth Clyman's world was shattered, his life turned upside-down. Even before the shivah that would bring his family and friends to comfort him, we learn a lot about the narrator of this story in Touching the World of Angels...
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