Friday, August 29, 2014 Elul 3, 5774

Those who live in America's mountainous regions call it "mud season" -- that time of year between April and June when the ground may not have enough snow on it to ski, but is still too soupy to hike, camp, fish, or get out and enjoy nature. It's a time when those in winter climates look to get away. This...
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Medical author seeks 'best treatment options'
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
For James Coplan, a neurodevelopmental pediatrician with decades of experience as a clinician and a researcher, it all began many years ago, when his younger sister was diagnosed with mental retardation. "I remember how it upset me when we would take her to visit my great-grandpa Joe in a Jewish home for the aged. He was blind, and when he...
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Local families are birds of a feather when it comes to matters green
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
On a quiet, tree-lined street in West Mount Airy, historic multilevel houses are the norm. Many of these massive, three- and four-story structures were built around the turn of the last century, when gas was cheap and electricity was on the rise. But one among this string of impressive structures -- with its typical long driveway and wrap-around porch --...
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By receiving the approval of the Lower Merion Township Zoning Board, Stern Hebrew High School has cleared perhaps the last major hurdle in its effort to relocate from its current facility in Northeast Philadelphia to a 4-acre campus on the Main Line. If all goes according to plan, the institution will take over the building formerly occupied by Akiba Hebrew...
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Daphna Berman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Some 15 years have passed since Max Antoinne last walked, but on a recent Wednesday afternoon, the 42-year old immigrant from Haiti took what appeared to be a leisurely stroll. Antoinne, who has been paralyzed from the waist down since a 1996 assault, usually needs a wheelchair to get around. But as a participant in a clinical trial for ReWalk...
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