Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Shevat 7, 5775

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Within the span of a little more than a week, Hillel of Greater Philadelphia first declined to host a speech by a staunch critic of Israeli policy, then featured a lecture by a controversial politician from the ranks of the Jewish state's pro-settlement movement. That pair of decisions -- and the minor flap they created -- highlights a conundrum that...
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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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