Sunday, September 21, 2014 Elul 26, 5774

By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Shortly after the birth of her second son, Matthew, Abbey Shuster was reassured by well-intentioned friends and family that any abnormality she observed in his behavior -- such as erratic body movement -- was a passing thing. Abbey's maternal intuition got the better of her, however; those instincts, combined with determination, led Abbey and husband, Stephen, to get a definitive...
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By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
In the midst of preparing for an upcoming trip to Israel, I size up my free time and look for ways to plant interesting, rare seeds to grow those spaces into a permanent garden of memories. The first person I consult on my pre-trip quest is Myriam Miller, an American-Israeli based in Jerusalem who penned Introduction to Jerusalem: A Guide...
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DNR and its life/death arguments persist
By:
Diane McManus, JE Feature
It seemed as if the patient would die. Awaiting a heart transplant, he developed an infection and was in a drug-induced coma, on a ventilator. He went into cardiac arrest, received CPR and was stabilized. Even so, his fate appeared dire. Yet, a year later, the doctor, expecting to find the same patient in that same gray territory between life...
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By:
Mordechai Shinefield, JE Feature
When the Philadelphia Phillies called him up from the minors in mid-August, Michael Schwimer joined an elite group with a tiny membership -- Major League Baseball's small band of Jewish players. Now, with the Phillies on deck to start the post-season on Saturday, Schwimer won't have the chance to fulfill his dream of contributing to his team in the playoffs...
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By:
Rachel Vigoda, JE Feature
When Chad Gordon was a third-year medical student at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine back in 2001, he sent a letter to every plastic surgery department in the country asking if he could come spend a few months doing research. Only two responded. One, at UCLA, turned him down. Fortunately for Gordon, the other was at Massachusetts General, the hospital...
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