Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774

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Soccer standout Sarah Friedman has visited Israel just once, speaks no Hebrew and admittedly doesn't closely follow the news of the Middle East. But last week, the 22-year-old University of Pennsylvania graduate officially made aliyah. She was motivated less by Zionism than a chance to play professional soccer. The attacking midfielder is set to suit up for ASA Tel Aviv,...
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Sharon McDonnell, JE Feature
A companion says, "It's just like a roller coaster." It was nothing of the sort; a roller coaster has a metal bar to tuck passengers securely in, and is powered by machinery. My wicker toboggan on wooden runners has no bar at all, forcing me to clutch desperately at its sides, and place full faith in the deft motor skills...
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Philly and Israel go to bat to battle Lou Gehrig's disease
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
As the 2011 baseball season speeds toward its conclusion, thoughts often turn to past seasons and baseball greats. Though the legendary Lou Gehrig was a New York Yankee, his ultimate legacy is a continued awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, the ultimately fatal nerve disease which affects and disrupts voluntary muscle control) that cut his life short -- and a...
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
When it comes to celebrities and trendsetters, it may genuinely seem that the grass is always greener on their side, especially when it comes to easy access to organic foods. However, the more the rest of us educate ourselves on what's out there, the faster that paradigm will change. Prices remain slightly higher for organic foods at supermarkets and produce...
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Everything is beautiful at the ballet -- and may be useful as everyday exercise
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Even if Mother Nature and her cousin Gene (i.e., genetics) have made other plans for our bodies, it is no surprise that so many of us covet a dancer's form. Besides the fact that it does look great in fashionable clothing, what else is not to love -- ballet offers sharper balance, graceful movements, lean muscle, speed and endurance. Though...
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