Friday, April 18, 2014 Nisan 18, 5774

Philadelphia sent 108 athletes to the recent JCC Maccabi Games held in Detroit's Palace at Auburn Hills, the home of the NBA Pistons. The competition featured swimming, soccer, base-ball, softball, golf, bowling, basketball, dance, in-line hockey, table tennis, volleyball, track-and-field and table tennis.
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Should fear be a flying companion on a trip to Egypt?
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Elliot Jager and Lisa Clayton, Jewish Exponent Feature
It was with some trepidation that we set off from Jerusalem for a four-day mini-vacation to Cairo. Tensions had spiked over the ongoing crisis in Gaza, and the Egyptians had all but declared Israel's foreign minister, Tzipi Livni, persona non grata. Then again, relations were unlikely to warm anytime soon, and who knows what will be once 79-year-old Egyptian President...
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But are hormone injections being used for what they were originally intended?
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Diana Aydin, Jewish Exponent Feature
Human growth hormone injections have recently received attention for their seemingly magical benefits, including the power to fight aging or to build up muscles. But don't be deceived by the bulging biceps of bodybuilders or football stars -- the secret behind their Hulk-like physiques isn't necessarily human growth hormone, according to Alan Rogol, professor of clinical pediatrics, Riley Hospital Indiana...
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An Elkins Park woman battles back against a disease that simply takes your breath away
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg
Imagine getting short of breath doing the simplest of daily activities: walking up the stairs, going grocery shopping, carrying the laundry basket or lifting your young daughter into the air. For Alanna Nelson, a Jewish woman from Elkins Park, this is her daily life, ever since she was diagnosed in 2007 with a rare -- and often fatal -- lung...
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Jared Shelly
Tom Kleinman couldn't help himself. After just a year of hosting the women's professional softball team -- the Philadelphia Force -- at his quaint ballpark in Allentown, Pa., the team was ready to fold. Owner Bill Thompson was facing health problems and needed to sell the team to keep it afloat. Kleinman -- who has worn hats as diverse as...
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