Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Av 2, 5774

But can a Web site improve your lot in life?
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David C. Friedman, JE Feature
"I want to be happy, but I won't be happy/Till I make you happy, too." These are the words to a 1925 song written for the musical "No No Nanette." In the past year, it also has become almost a theme song for Andrew J. Rosenthal and Doug Hensch, who are rapidly turning happiness into a booming business. A recent...
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Vilnius echoes its Jewish past, with ghosts as guides
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Norma Davidoff, JE Feature
For hundreds of years, Vilnius, Lithuania, in Northern Europe, was such a distinctive place of Jewish heritage, that it was known as the "Jerusalem of the North." Today, rid of its invaders -- the Poles, Scandinavians, Germans and Russians -- it's also almost entirely devoid of its Jews. Yet it is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and Jewish visitors will...
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Germantown Jewish Centre has launched a "Green Mezuzah Havurah," a new group devoted to sustainability and lessening the carbon footprint of its members. The idea came in part from Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin, founder of the Baltimore Jewish Environmental Network, who spoke at the local synagogue in the spring and urged members to create small groups dedicated to environmentalism. During...
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Three charitable organizations -- the Neubauer Family Foundation, the Foundation for Jewish Camp and the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia -- have joined forces to make attendance at Jewish overnight camps more affordable for families in the Greater Philadelphia area. The 2010 Overnight Camp Incentive Program will provide a grant of up to $1,000 to 185 first-time campers, ages 8...
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Autism and related developmental disorders are becoming more common, with a prevalence rate approaching 1 percent among American 8-year-olds, according to new data from researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study, a partnership between the university, the CDC and 10 other U.S. research sites, shows...
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