Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Av 3, 5774

By:
Susan Perloff, Jewish Exponent Feature
Jake is 8, playing Nintendo and Game Boy on computer consoles. As entertainments move online, Jake follows. One day while gaming, he enters a chat room and encounters his cousin Rebecca (not her real name). They chat. Enter Mom, astonished to see her son chatting in the dining room. "Who ya talkin' to?" "Cousin Rebecca," comes the reply. "How do...
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Israel study shows surprising protection against that spring/summer burn
By:
Lauren Kramer, Jewish Exponent Feature
There was a time when factor 15 was considered more than adequate when it came to sunscreen protection, but today, it's not uncommon to find factor 50 on the grocery-store shelves. A new study in Israel suggests that looking at our food may be a more effective way to get sun protection than reaching for a cream. Dr. Niva Shapira...
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Time to set the alarm clock: Shabbat begins in Nome at 1:22 a.m.
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Susan Perloff, Jewish Exponent Feature
Jewish geography in Anchorage is Jewish geography anywhere -- plus ear muffs. At lunch, Yael Rubenstein Kaufman, a 1993 University of Pennsylvania graduate, learns that I, also a Penn alum, grew up in Elkins Park. So she phones her Elkins Park Penn friend Joy in Rhode Island to make connections. No old ties materialize, but we bond anyway. Yael, daughter...
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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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