Friday, November 28, 2014 Kislev 6, 5775

By:
Gail Shister, JE Feature
Jonathan Gilad, 24, works on Capitol Hill, studied at yeshiva in Israel, attends Orthodox services at least twice a week and has never tasted a cheeseburger. Cornell freshman Annie Bass, 18, prays throughout the day -- including before and after meals -- and is known around campus as "the girl in the kippot." Matt Feczko, 21, a junior at the...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
Over the past few years, I have gone to so many social situations by myself that I forgot how much better it is having a buddy by my side. This revelation came a couple of months ago, when I attended a party with a friend, a young guy formerly associated with my office. We met up in New York City...
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Psychiatrist/neurologist offers new insight into affliction
By:
Rita Charleston, JE Feature
It took a while -- almost a century -- for the assumptions made about dyslexia in 1896 to catch up with Dr. Harold N. Levinson's theory, first espoused in 1973, about what he felt to be the cause of the malady. "Dyslexia has remained a scientific enigma, defying most attempts at medical understanding, diagnosis, prediction, treatment and prevention," explains Levinson,...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Over the last two decades, the Jewish community has poured tremendous resources into attracting and engaging young people, looking to cement a new generation's ties to Judaism as early as possible. Yet as the baby-boomers continue to turn 60 and beyond, the generation that shaped the past 40 years of American culture shows few sign of slowing down, and many...
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By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
f there are modern-day Quebeçois explorers -- or coureurs du bois, as they are known in Canadian folklore -- Raymond des Rosiers is one of them. For the 44-year-old guide at Auberge St. Alexis des Monts in Quebec, his favorite time of year is October, when, for two weeks, he douses himself in animal urine, lays salt blocks on the...
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