Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Elul 28, 5774

Transplant websites offer the chance to save a life
By:
Rachel Vigoda
Every day for a week, Rabbi Adam Wohlberg of Temple Sinai in Dresher woke up exhausted and achy. He had to stay home from services and skipped a few meetings. But the rabbi wasn't worried. It was all in the name of pikuach nefesh -- saving a life. Wohlberg's symptoms were brought on by a bad cold, likely exacerbated by...
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By:
Sharon McDonnell
I've sailed the British Virgin Islands. I've sailed off the coast of Tangiers. I've sailed off Martha's Vineyard. So what the heck am I doing sailing on dry land? In a contraption that looks like a go-kart but attached to a sail -- a silly grin pasted on my face -- I'm whipping around a track really, really fast on...
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Why parent-child communication may be a preventative
By:
Stacey Honowitz
Please do not be afraid of this article. Child sexual abuse is a despicable act; unfortunately, it is a reality that a lot of families must deal with. This is a subject that is not discussed around the office water cooler, but it is a discussion that parents and teachers should be having, especially in light of the pervasiveness of...
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Old City resident with modern ideas about website discounts and bargains
By:
Adam Taxin
Some might shy away before opening a new business venture at a time when it would be charitable to describe the U.S. economy as "stagnant." Others, however, might embrace opportunity where it happens. Matthew Balin belongs to the latter group; last year around this time, he launched the consumer deal website MyChinoki.com. It's hard to miss the enthusiasm that Balin...
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By:
Susan Perloff
Sonia and Joseph Weissman wake early on Wednesday to attend 8 a.m. minyan at the Flamingo Beach Resort, in Simpson Bay, St. Maarten. The Weissmans, of the Hillcrest section of Queens, are not the only vacationers among the 20 Jews in attendance. In this half-Dutch (St. Maarten), half-French (St. Martin) Caribbean island, daily minyan began at the beginning of January...
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