Friday, December 19, 2014 Kislev 27, 5775

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A faculty strike that shut down the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy in Bryn Mawr this week is threatening to turn into a protracted and bitter standoff. On Monday morning -- the first day teachers took to the picket line instead of the classroom -- faculty members said they would rather be teaching than at the edge of the school's...
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Laura Kramer, JE Feature
Sir Frederick Banting came to London, Ontario, in July 1920. A medical doctor, he was offered a research position at the university, and in 1921, when he was asked to prepare a lecture on diabetes, he came up with the idea that would lead to the discovery of insulin. It was an idea that changed the world in any number...
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
"If you also see your mother when you look in the mirror, you are not alone," says Laura Arens Fuerstein, author of My Mother, My Mirror: Recognizing and Making the Most of Inherited Self-Images. Fuerstein, an analytic therapist with more than 30 years of clinical experience, explores a mother's influence on her daughter without blaming Mom. "This book does not...
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Heeding differences between disorders
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Dr. H. Michael Zal, JE Feature
All of her life, Nancy had been "high strung," clumsy, accident-prone and suffering from low self-esteem. As a child, she seemed bright but shy in school; at age 6, her teacher wanted to place her in a special class for slow learners. But her parents fought the placement. They had her evaluated by a neurologist and a psychologist. The doctors...
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Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
We've all done it as parents: dumped our kids in front of the television set, or the computer, the DS or the iPod to get some downtime ourselves. We've justified it with excuses like "it's good for them," and "it gives them a chance to relax," but deep down, many of us worry that we're choosing to tune the kids...
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