Friday, October 24, 2014 Tishri 30, 5775

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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By:
Fred D. Snitzer, JE Feature
We've suffered a great trauma over the past two years, and though we seem to be on the mend, the aftershocks linger. Eyeing nervously the recent 50 percent rise in the market, we wonder whether it will continue, or if we will be disappointed once again. Is this the proverbial "sucker's rally"? Will the autumnal months of September and October...
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That would be linking up with Colorado's 'Adventure Rabbi'
By:
Aaron Dalton, JE Feature
Because I have an aversion to anything cold and slippery, I've never visited Colorado's famous ski slopes. But I do love mountain scenery, fresh air and a little outdoor adventure -- all of which I found in abundance on a wonderful mid-summer trip to the Northern Colorado town of Boulder. Boulder enjoys a vibe that I will simplistically summarize as...
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Binge or bust: How to prepare for that last meal before Yom Kippur
By:
Rita Charleston, JE Feature
I always loved going to my Bubbe Minnie's house, especially during the High Holidays. She'd sit around her dining table with me -- one of her younger grandchildren -- enjoying the last meal before Yom Kippur, and telling me I didn't have to start fasting until I got up from the table. Actually, because I was only 3 or 4...
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