Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774

The Wellness Community of Philadelphia is sponsoring "A Month of Mindfulness for People Affected by Cancer," each Wednesday in September, at its Fairmount Park headquarters. The two-hour sessions, beginning at 1:30 p.m., are hosted by Gabriel Rocco and offer meditation practices. The series kicks off Sept. 2, with "Mindfulness of Breathing," followed by "Mindfulness" of body, Sept. 9; eating, Sept...
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A psychologist/author bares all about getting back into the dating game at 50-plus
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Rita Charleston, Jewish Exponent Feature
According to clinical psychologist and best-selling author Judith Sills, perhaps at no time in human history are women in a better place in which to enjoy their lives -- even our romantic lives, which we may have thought were over. That's one of the reasons why Sills wrote her latest book, Getting Naked Again: Dating, Romance, Sex, and Love When...
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Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Two years ago, Macau lay somewhere between its colorful history and the city it wanted to be in the 21st century. It boasted a venerable collection of museums and sites celebrating its fusion of Chinese and Portuguese culture, and yet was the world's most ambitious construction site. Billionaire casino hoteliers Steve Wynn and Sheldon Adelson placed heavy bets on Macau...
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Aaron Passman, Staff Writer
Who's up for a victory lap? Thousands of athletes from more than 60 nations competed in the 18th World Maccabiah Games in Israel, the quadrennial "Jewish Olympics," which ran from July 12 to July 23. The games had a number of highlights, not least of which were the participation by Olympic swimmer Jason Lezak, who won two gold medals, and...
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Lauren Kramer, Jewish Exponent Feature
If you want to brush up on your Klingon, Vulcan is the place to do it. Vulcan, Alberta, that is. The small farming community of 2,000 was facing extinction back when "Star Trek" first appeared on TV screens worldwide in the 1960s. Many of its grain elevators had succumbed to fire or been torn down, and town residents were concerned...
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