Sunday, September 21, 2014 Elul 26, 5774

Austrian fairy tale of a city has a storybook beauty to offer
By:
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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By:
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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By:
Diane McManus
You never meant to overindulge. But an evening out with friends made you forget. Another beer? Another glass of wine? No problem -- or so you thought. Perhaps you are given to migraines, but it was a stressful day, and the time with friends felt like magic. Nothing bad could happen in such a setting, could it? The next day,...
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By:
Lori Samlin Miller
Inside that hard skull of yours, the brain is a soft organ surrounded by spinal fluid. Normally, the fluid cushions your brain and keeps it from banging into your skull. But if your head or your body is hit unexpectedly hard, your brain can suddenly crash into your skull and temporarily stop working normally, bringing on a concussion. There are...
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