Monday, April 21, 2014 Nisan 21, 5774

Beating a special path to the heart
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At an age when I decidedly know better, I decided not to run away with the circus. I became one instead. Father's daze: Keeping up with a 2-year-old is a three-ring juggling act all its own that requires the dexterity of an acrobat with the acumen of a mind-reader. It is also the greatest show on earth. For someone who...
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Andrew Marcione, Jewish Exponent Feature
Steeped in history and enveloped in mythology, the rough and rugged island of Crete is a Mediterranean marvel. Whether it is trekking through the panoramic wonder of the Samaria Gorge or dining under the stars at Hania's Venetian harbor, visitors exploring western Crete will create a memorable experience for themselves while on this beautiful and diverse Greek island. As one...
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Diane McManus, Jewish Exponent Feature
Imagine you are a young adult from Eastern Europe. You have just moved to a new country, must adjust to a new language, currency, form of government and a host of other details that face a newcomer. Add to this the need to launch a career. Imagine, too, that you have arrived alone, leaving family and friends behind. You don't...
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Standing with his arms crossed, Zion Bakshi gazed at a collage of photos and clippings harkening back to his life as a wrestling champion. Back then, more than 50 years ago, wrestling in Israel didn't pay the bills, so he traded in his beloved sport to study engineering in Philadelphia. But the 75-year-old Center City resident still mulls over his...
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Diane McManus, Jewish Exponent Feature
Your 17-year-old son is healthy enough. He could stand to exercise more -- video games take up more of his time than you'd like -- and he enjoys the usual teen-age treats -- burgers, fries, ice cream. Yet his weight is normal, and he has a Body Mass Index of 23, within the normal range, which is thought to be...
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