Sunday, April 20, 2014 Nisan 20, 5774

A sibling's mental illness can wreak havoc on a brother or sister
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Lynne Blumberg, Jewish Exponent Feature
The mental illness of a daughter or son affects the well-being of the entire family, including healthy siblings. Examples of this are illustrated in Jonathan's Return, the latest documentary by the Oscar-nominated Eran Preis, the Israeli-American film director and associate professor of film and media arts at Temple University. Jonathan, 33, the youngest of Preis' three sons, had behavior problems...
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National Library of Israel offers a bounty of Passover treasures--in real or virtual time
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Deborah Rubin Fields, Jewish Exponent Feature
Despite the rave reviews some people give to GPS machines, I find they fall short of the mark. Yes, a GPS (usually, but not always) gets you to a requested location, but it does so without affording any opportunity to appreciate what you will see along the way or what you will find when you arrive. What's missing from a...
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By:
Rebecca Farber Jewish Exponent Feature
With increased developments in diet and health trends, it is no wonder that the seder table is changing to include more specialty kosher food. People with certain nutritional needs -- such as vegetarian or gluten-free diets -- might find that stores and cookbooks offer more resources to adapt Passover meals to meet their needs. For example, vegans looking to include...
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Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
With the recent return of the last American veterans from the Iraq War, the topic of post-traumatic stress disorder has been making headlines. A recent Rand Corporation survey on PTSD showed an estimated 300,000 veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan suffered some form of the trauma or major depression. The term PTSD was coined in the mid-1970s, thanks in part to...
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Jewish Exponent Feature
What makes a man choose between good and bad when it comes to romance? Some tips and tricks provided by an author/psychiatrist.
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