Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775

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Susan Perloff, Jewish Exponent Feature
Nina Zucker has no children. Mostly that's OK. "But the major issue I have is that every Rosh Hashanah, rabbis focus on the Torah parshah about Hannah being childless and her prayers finally being answered by God," says Zucker. "And then they call on the young children in the congregation to come up to the bimah. So the message, clear...
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Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
It is interesting to note that The Secret Lives of Wives appeared in bookstores around the same time the television series Desperate Housewives began its final season this past fall. Though the hit show brought dark comedy and Hollywood sizzle to "what could go wrong" scenarios of suburban married life, Iris Krasnow's investigation of real-life long-term relationships brings the vow...
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No, but one of his swords is owned and exhibited by an intriguing Israeli glass museum
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Deborah Rubin Fields, Jewish Exponent Feature
Could Napoleon have had a Napoleon Complex? To answer this admittedly odd question, you'll have to visit the marine archaeology museum (known in Israel as the Glass Factory Museum) at Kibbutz Nahsholim, located between Caesarea and Haifa on the Mediterranean coast. At the museum, you'll be surprised to find the French emperor's sword. Amazingly, underwater archaeologists discovered this antique. In...
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
The promise of a new year prompts us to clean the slate and make the next 365 days better than the last.
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Throughout the interior spaces of humans and other warm-blooded creatures is a special type of tissue known as brown fat, which may hold the secret to diets and weight-loss programs of the future. Unlike ordinary "white" fat, in which the body stores excess calories, brown fat can burn calories to heat up the body. It's one of the things that...
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