Monday, June 27, 2016 Sivan 21, 5776

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Deborah Beck Busis, Jewish Exponent Feature
It is possible to celebrate the High Holidays without gaining weight. But for this to happen, people, especially those who have a propensity to gain weight, need a plan for how they'll handle their eating. Why? Because "winging it" invariably leads to overeating. When people are hesitant or unmotivated to devise an eating plan for the High Holidays, it's important...
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How Sept. 11 still shapes our mind and everyday actions
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Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Every generation has its “Where were you? …” moments when everything Americans think we believe about reality shifts and transforms into something else. For our grandparents, it could have been the start of the Depression or Pearl Harbor Day (Dec. 6, 1941). For our parents, the 1960s were fraught with thunder strikes, including the deaths of the Kennedys and Mar­tin...
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When students come to Hillel of Greater Philadelphia seeking advice on how to handle a conflict between class and observing the High Holidays, Rabbi Howard Alpert said he advises them on how to discuss the issue with their professors, but he himself avoids intervening. His reasoning is that when a student has to explain such an absence to faculty it...
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When ice hockey debuted at the 1997 Maccabiah Games, few, if any, people anticipated that the sport would say hello and goodbye at the very same moment. But it did. Hockey was relatively new on the Israeli sports scene, and all the games were played at Israel’s only regulation-size rink in Metula, a town of 2,000 people near the border...
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Light to moderate alcohol consumption has generally been considered to have some health benefits, including possibly reducing the risk of cognitive decline. However, two studies reported recently at the Alzheimer’s Association international conference suggest that moderate alcohol use and binge drinking in late life, as well as heavier use earlier in life,increase risk of cognitive decline. “The many dangers of...
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