Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Elul 7, 5774

It's smokin' with music, architecture and a new arts center, too
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Aaron Dalton, JE Feature
If you like classical music, ballet or opera, you might want to start making plans right now to travel to Kansas City, Mo., in the autumn of 2011. That's when Kansas City is scheduled to inaugurate its dramatic and curvaceous new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Designed by acclaimed Israeli architect Moshe Safdie, the center should instantly catapult the...
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Kentucky Derby not its only (100 percent) proof of a fast-track life
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Think of Louisville, Ky., as small-town America thinking big, with far more going for it culturally than the Kentucky Derby. While the Derby itself only happens once a year -- the 2010 version took place just last month -- its impact as a cultural touchstone extends into the fabric of its history, its fine-arts scene and even a rich culinary...
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How a code of ethics helped this mother deal with her son's chronic affliction
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Sonia Voynow, JE Feature
As a psychotherapist, I can recognize the signs of post-traumatic stress. Patients often re-experience terror years after a horrific experience; they increasingly avoid anything that might serve as a reminder of the original trauma, and as a result, become more isolated. So, I was surprised when, around 10 years ago, I began to experience similar emotions. That was around the...
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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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