Monday, July 28, 2014 Av 1, 5774

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is over, but as a film shows, it's a sobering, year-round concern
By:
Rita Charleston, JE Feature
October has traditionally been labeled Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But, taking a look at the two dozen or so women gathered in the Frobese Conference Center Auditorium at Abington Memorial Hospital recently, every month -- indeed, every day -- should be a cause for awareness and concern. And so, in order to face, understand and discuss risks, AMH hosted a...
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This Cook Island is a medium for beauty in paradise
By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
What's a nice Jewish girl doing in church on a Sunday morning? Well, if that girl happens to be in the Cook Islands, it's because she's seeing the sights and that's the place to be on this day of rest for a tourist, when the islands shut down, and everyone, but everyone, heads to church. My husband and I had...
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By:
Dr. Joel L. Naroff, JE Feature
The financial market meltdown has stabilized. That's the good news. Unfortunately, sanity has not returned. Large swings in the equity markets are now a way of life. But concerns about the potential failure of additional major firms have dissipated. However, the key question still remains: How long and how steep will this recession be and how do we get out...
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Dr. Jeffrey M. Rosenberg, JE Feature
While the eyes may be the window to the soul, the mouth is a window to the body's health. The state of one's oral health can offer lots of clues about a person's overall physical state of being; indexed, oral health and overall health are more connected than you might realize. Sometimes, the first sign of a disease shows up...
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Bellingham is a real find just a dream away from that Seattle cup o' joe
By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
Small towns with ancient synagogues pique my interest, and Bellingham, in Washington state, is one of them. This Pacific Northwest city, shrouded by forests, has had a Jewish community since the early 1900s, when the first two dozen Jewish families arrived from the shtetl of Skopishok in northeast Lithuania. The existing Beth Israel synagogue was built in 1925, and, though...
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