Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774

Teen lit goes to the older, darker side; is it bad for kids' health?
By:
Tula Batanchiev, JE Feature
The cutesy and optimistic Babysitters Club book series may have titillated teens of yesteryear, but today's young adults are going in for much darker fare. Dark, depressed teen fiction is on the rise. There are fictionalized narratives about eating disorders, and fantasy novels about teen prisoners. Publishers are taking more risks; literature is reflecting recent world events; and such frank...
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There's lots to view in this popular California dream of a town
By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
From the perspective of Los Angelinos and regular visitors, there was a time when Ojai existed in the shadows cast by its tony beachfront neighbors, Santa Barbara and Mendocino. Thanks to its sunny location away from the beaches, nevertheless, Ojai developed a loyal following thanks to its quaint shops, spas, Aquarian-age establishments, horseback-riding, wineries and celebrity hideaways (Johnny Cash owned...
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On Aug. 30, a full-day Jewish child-care program in Center City will become a reality as the Buerger Early Learning Center officially opens its doors. The center, to be located at Congregation Rodeph Shalom, 619 N. Broad St., represents a partnership between the synagogue and Federation Early Learning Services. Maddy Malis, FELS president and CEO, says that community response to...
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But a Russian schvitz at the 'banya' may have its benefits
By:
Tania Barnes, JE Feature
A stocky man appears from the shadows, wearing a fat gold chain and speaking in a thick accent. For $25, he offers to beat me. This isn't a fight club: It's Royal Palace baths, a Russian "bath house," or banya , on the edge of Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, where Russians and intrepid foreigners pay $40 to roast inside wooden rooms...
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Where better to stop off for a little nosh than Delhi?
By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Quite often, when you tell some people you are flying to India, they may assume you're headed to a yoga retreat, you work in high-tech or you're taking an enlightened voluntourism path. However, my path involved a different kind of enlightenment -- exploring the culture of a country that has fascinated me since childhood. By the time I was 10,...
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