Thursday, August 28, 2014 Elul 2, 5774

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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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It was a thrilling foot race right down to the wire — and when the contest was over, it was Israel that became a deciding factor in the outcome.
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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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