Friday, December 19, 2014 Kislev 27, 5775

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At age 54, Esther Goldberg has danced in front of 46,000 people at a sold-out Phillies game and behind a casino bar wearing little more than a see-through mesh shirt over a sparkly bra. This is what Zumba can do to an otherwise mild-mannered masseuse and yoga instructor from Northeast Philly. If you haven't heard about Zumba yet, Goldberg and...
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Definitely not: Just sipping and supping the best of France
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Sharon McDonnell
In Burgundy, a region of France once ruled by Dukes nicknamed Philip the Bold, John the Fearless and Philip the Fair, I'm in an inn run by Katherine the Fabulous. In a stone barn converted to a stylishly-appointed inn in a town of 300, I'm on a tour for epicureans, taking cooking classes, tasting Burgundy's famous wines, and visiting postcard-perfect...
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Philadelphia Award winner on lifelong battle to defeat Celiac Disease
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Elyse Glickman
Thanks to Alice Salomon Bast's dedication, people with sensitivities to wheat- and gluten-based products cannot only be liberated from the painful effects of Celiac Disease, but also be freed up to enjoy the flavors and textures that normally make eating a pleasure. Her extensive accomplishments, including founding the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness in 2003, were spotlighted recently when she...
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Older men dating younger women? So? What's the problem?
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
According to a recent German study, if a man marries a woman 15 to 17 years his junior, his chances of prematurely dying are cut by one-fifth. A new book considers all the permutations of such a move.
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Tuscany touches the senses with its 'voluptuousness'
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Sharon McDonnell, Jewish Exponent Feature
Who has read or seen "Under the Tuscan Sun" and not yearned for a villa in the Tuscan countryside? Scenery straight from a Renaissance painting: tall pointed cypresses, hilltop towns, and rolling green hills blanketed by vineyards and olive trees. Pure, simple flavors, washed down with lots of wine. The "voluptuousness" of Italy -- in the words of author Frances...
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