Thursday, July 31, 2014 Av 4, 5774

Psychologists offer steps to upend unhappiness
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
"The main message in our book is simply this: If it's meant to be, it's up to me." So says Harold Shinitzky, co-author with Christopher Cortman, of Your Mind: An Owner's Manual for a Better Life . Both men are practicing psychologists in Florida. Shinitzky was the director of the assessment/intervention team prevention services at the Johns Hopkins University School...
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Hoping to engage Jews "where they are," the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote has adopted an ambitious -- and expensive -- plan to boost its presence in cyberspace. Also, as part of the seminary's effort to, if not reformulate its mission, at least re-examine how it fulfills a myriad of roles, the 42-year-old institution has entered into talks with the...
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Pawn to king. Check. Unusual chess move, perhaps, but de rigeur and the right move for anyone familiar with the 150-year-history of Carver W. Reed, the company that may just be king of the pawn shops in Center City. The check? That's the payoff -- payment to customers for those items loaned out to the pawnbroker. Somewhere, Rod Steiger is...
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Life-death decision at Hadassah Medical Center
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Nan Myers, JE Feature
It is a typical day at Hadassah Medical Center. On a road outside Jerusalem, a young woman army officer, who is pregnant with her first child, is involved in a terrible car accident. She seems to be dying at the scene. The Hadassah paramedics, who arrive at the site almost immediately, perform heroic feats and, miraculously, bring her back to...
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A legendary inn captures the intimacy of Mendocino
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George Medovoy, JE Feature
"Where There's Smoke," there's just bound to be a good story. And as good stories go, one of the best is at the legendary Little River Inn www.littleriverinn.com on California's Mendocino Coast, about 150 miles north of San Francisco. The quaint village of Mendocino -- home to some 100,000 residents -- is just up the road from the inn, and...
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