Friday, October 31, 2014 Heshvan 7, 5775

By:
Susan Perloff, Jewish Exponent Feature
Imagine you have a rotten case of flu, and you haven't had the strength to go to work. You can't stand up, you can't think straight and you're bored, bored, bored. What do you do? Open a laptop and see what's going on outside your bedroom, or play Scrabble with Sam in St. Louis. But suppose that you're housebound or...
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This Chagall biblical 'Window' opens onto Rue du Temple
By:
George Medovoy, Jewish Exponent Feature
With the Philadelphia Museum of Art currently focusing on "Paris Through the Window: Marc Chagall and His Circle," what better time to go straight to the source and see the origins of what inspired the master artist. The Musée d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaisme sits behind the walls of the Hotel de Saint-Aignan, an aristocratic 17th-century mansion on what is...
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Do tears in workplace work more against women than men?
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Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
When a woman cries in public, even against her best intentions to remain cool under pressure, studies show that it unleashes negative stereotypes, even in 2011. However, it's a different story when powerful men such as U.S. House Speaker John Boehner and broadcaster Glenn Beck happen to unleash the waterworks. In fact, these incidents, plus well-publicized recent research conducted by...
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By:
Susan Perloff, Jewish Exponent Feature
What makes a philanthropist? How does someone accrue so much money that she or he can donate millions to people with less wherewithal? And why give away that hard-earned cash? Why choose Jewish causes? For every philanthropist, a particular set of circumstances contributed to the happy combination of wealth and generosity. Here's one case study. Harold Grinspoon grew up poor...
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Conference on disease offers startling revelation
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Todd H. Goldberg, M.D.
(This article is an update of Dr. Goldberg's first "Senior Moments" column published here in July 1998.) Alzheimer's disease -- a well-known cause of memory impairment in aging -- remains the most common and feared problem that we are asked and consulted about in geriatric medicine. Although Alzheimer's disease was only "discovered" about 100 years ago, it obviously is not...
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