Sunday, April 20, 2014 Nisan 20, 5774

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Diane McManus, JE Feature
When young athletes come together, as they will for the Maccabi Games to be hosted by the Kaiserman JCC from Aug. 14 to 19, it is no surprise that they have trained hard, achieved goals and come to their events well prepared. Another reality of the games -- which will bring some 1,000 teenagers from across the country and the...
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Lady Claire and Lord Godfrey Macdonald serve up Scottish stories by the yarn
By:
Sharon McDonnell
"You can't look a cow in the eye if you drink milk adulterated with water: It's an abomination." So states Lady Claire Macdonald, a blonde, 50ish vision in pearls and intense joie de vivre, whose cooking classes on Scotland's Isle of Skye in the Hebrides are heavily salted with strong opinions as she stirs, sautes, and chops. Lady Claire doesn't...
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Actually, it's more an artisanal art in this land of milk and honey -- and cream
By:
Elyse Glickman
Israeli food culture is on the rise, as are wine tours, agri-tours and other forms of foodie-tainment along the highways and back roads leading from Jerusalem and Tel Aviv to the Golan Heights. While artisanal cheesemakers in Israel may not have the celebrity marquee status of Haim Cohen, Moshe Segev and other chefs reshaping international notions about Israeli cuisine, they...
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Why the 'only child' has new company and popularity in contemporary societ
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Elyse Glickman
The adage "less is more" is taking on a more profound meaning when it comes to the way modern couples go about family planning. Although a century ago, social stigma and stereotypes swirled around single-child families, today having only one child is becoming increasingly viewed as a common-sense decision rather than a sorrowful circumstance or an act of selfishness. The...
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At age 54, Esther Goldberg has danced in front of 46,000 people at a sold-out Phillies game and behind a casino bar wearing little more than a see-through mesh shirt over a sparkly bra. This is what Zumba can do to an otherwise mild-mannered masseuse and yoga instructor from Northeast Philly. If you haven't heard about Zumba yet, Goldberg and...
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