Saturday, December 27, 2014 Tevet 5, 5775

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Thousands of families in the Philadelphia area send their kids off to Jewish overnight camp for the summer. Judi Lehrhaupt sends her sheep. For the second year in a row, the 66-year-old Newtown shepherd has entrusted a few choice members of her flock to the campers and counselors at Camp Galil. For seven weeks, the Shetland ewes live at the...
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Can e-books change a nation's literacy ­pattern through its appeal to kids?
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Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
High school and middle school English class staples -- from William Shakespeare to Mark Twain to Ernest Hemingway -- now exist in the e-book universe, as do Harry Potter and the crews from the Twilight and Hunger Games series. This brings up a very provocative question, not so much about Johnny not being able to read, but Johnny feeling he...
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M.J. Fine, Jewish Exponent Feature
Maybe you've noticed a strange spot on your skin, or you're feeling more listless than usual. Maybe you're considering surgery, but you're not sure which hospital excels at it. Maybe you've been prescribed medication, but aren't sure how to afford it. Unless you've got a doctor at your beck and call, you've probably hit the Internet to look up your...
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Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Though common sense dictates that men and wom­en should do everything in their power to think proactive and preventative when it comes to their reproductive health, a recent study conducted by the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force made headlines with a hefty claim that blood tests intended to spot prostate cancer could also have unexpected side effects and that, perhaps,...
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Miriam Shaviv Jewish Telegraphic Agency
London For the British Jewish community, the most memorable moment of the London Olympics may be a somber one. On Aug. 6, several hundred people are expected to attend a commemoration for the 11 Israeli athletes and coaches murdered by Palestinian terrorists during the 1972 Munich Olympics. "From conversations across the community, the key thing people are engaged in around...
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