Thursday, September 18, 2014 Elul 23, 5774

Dragon-boat festival draws suburban congregation -- and hopes for a rabbi's son afflicted with F.D.
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Next weekend, the waters of the Schuylkill River will be transformed into a river of hope for children and families dealing with the heartbreak of Familial Dysautonomia, a rare Jewish genetic disease that affects the sensory and automatic nervous systems. Two teams of more than 40 people from Old York Road Temple-Beth Am in Abington will take part for the...
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Waking up to the potential of hypnosis to combat certain problems
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Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
If you've ever seen a stage hypnotist, you might think hypnotism is all about volunteers doing outlandish things for the amusement of a live audience. But there's a whole lot more to it than that, says Bryan Toder, a Lafayette Hill hypnotist who treats patients to stop smoking, lose weight, stop snoring, reduce stress and fears, enhance their sales and/or...
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
In recent years, Argentines, especially those in the Jewish community, have worked hard to put historical events and political controversies aside to improve relationships outside and inside the country. Although images of the tango, Eva Perón and hidden Nazi war criminals have planted varying images of Argentina in the minds of those living outside of it, there are vivid, inspiring...
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By:
Todd H. Goldberg, M.D.
SENIOR MOMENTS As a geriatrician, I am always interested in the latest literature and theories on Alzheimer's disease, one of the scourges of modern times. With more and more people living to older ages, the number of people suffering from dementia is estimated to be more than 5 million in the United States alone. This fact was published in the...
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By:
Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
Standing atop the Theingyizay Bridge overpass in Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma), I sensed the exhilarating roar of hundreds of buyers and sellers float up to me from the Mahabandula Street market below. Arguing, bargaining, shouting and pleading, these skilled and persuasive Burmese merchants hover over their goods spread out in carts and on blankets. It's simply a buyer's dream: watches,...
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