Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774

A playground under construction honoring a SIDS victim receives an unexpected boost
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Lori Samlin Miller, Jewish Exponent Feature
When Veterans Park in Newtown Township, Bucks County, is completed, it will include dedicated space for a playground that will honor the memory of Noah Jacob Cohen, a baby whose brief life and sunny smile touched so many before his unexpected death from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, commonly known as SIDS. After the loss of their 8-week-old son last May,...
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Philly airport program helps overcome the fear of flying
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Diane McManus, Jewish Exponent Feature
"And so we must say to every American: Look beyond the stereotypes that blind us. We need each other -- all of us -- we need each other. We don't have a person to waste." -- candidate Bill Clinton in the 1992 speech accepting the Democratic Party's nomination for president It is this outlook that Dr. Wendy Ross brings to...
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Austrian fairy tale of a city has a storybook beauty to offer
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Andrew Marcione, Jewish Exponent Feature
From Baroque to Renaissance, Graz is a medley of timeless architectural marvels. Encouraging visitors to lose themselves in this romantic, fairy-tale locale, Graz boasts a myriad of pastel-colored buildings, charming inner courtyards and narrow alleyways that lead from one enchanting corner to another. It's no wonder that this Austrian city has carried the title as a UNESCO world cultural heritage...
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By:
Sharon McDonnell
More than 500 years after Portugal expelled or forced its Jews to convert, Museu Judaico, its most important Jewish museum, opened. And not in the two biggest cities of Lisbon or Porto, but in Belmonte www.cm-belmonte.pt , a small town of less than 4,000 in the mountains near Spain. The long-distinguished history of Portugal's Jews in culture, literature, science and...
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Jared Shelly
Israeli basketball legend Tal Brody has lots to say these days. But less than a year into his duties as the Goodwill Ambassador of Israel, he isn't just touting the Jewish state to Jews. Widely considered one of the best Jewish athletes of all time, Brody spoke to a wide variety of audiences in Philadelphia and New York last week,...
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