Friday, August 29, 2014 Elul 3, 5774

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Tu ­B’Shevat — traditionally known as the new year of the trees — has become Judaism’s most environmentally focused holiday. But how much "greening" is going on?
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Desperate not to lose his eyesight, a retired aerospace engineer made a hasty decision earlier this month to fly to Philadelphia, where he thought getting eye surgery would be as simple as walking into a doctor’s office.
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Last week, eight local people sat around a table at the Jewish Family and Children’s Service offices . They all share a close connection to the LGBTQ community and want to become mentors to others in the Jewish community adjusting to life with a loved one who has come out.
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Lynne Blumberg, JE Feature
The tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School have multiplied the questions about the causes of mental illness.
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Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
It's no secret that breast-feeding is good for babies. But it may also reduce their risk of obesity later in life according to a study by researchers at Mount Sinai’s Sam­uel Lunenfeld ­Research Institute in Toronto published last month.
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