Sunday, February 1, 2015 Shevat 12, 5775

A Saskatchewan synagogue? Sure, just step over to the dance school ...
By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
It's Friday night, and I'm in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, standing outside the House of Israel Synagogue and wishing there were a service I could attend. As it happens, I'm late -- by nearly 18 years. This synagogue closed its doors in September 1990, leaving only a cement plaque outside as evidence that it was, indeed, a synagogue, serving a Jewish...
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By:
Edward L. Snitzer, JE Feature
On Oct. 3, Congress passed a controversial $700 billion financial rescue plan. It did so with great misgivings, and only because it had been warned of the need to stem the frozen credit panic gripping the financial markets with some plan, any plan. Given the panic, all that was on the table for congressional consideration was the Treasury plan: Will...
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By:
Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
During High Holiday services last week, my rabbi raised an issue that, in recent months, has been weighing quite heavily on me. While delivering his last High Holiday sermons before his retirement after 19 years at my synagogue, he spoke about the temple's openness to outsiders, particularly interfaith couples. My temple, founded in 1839, is quite Reform -- sometimes, it...
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Multiple Sources of Relief Available for MS Patients
By:
Todd H. Goldberg, M.D.
Multiple sclerosis. The very name strikes fear into the heart of many, as this can be an incapacitating, painful and fatal neurological disease. However, there is much new research and many new treatments giving new hope to MS sufferers and their loved ones. Though MS is not usually specifically a disease of the elderly, I have had a number of...
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By:
Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Teri Touchstone has a lot on her plate as mom to three active teens. She volunteers at their schools, as well as with community charities, and drives all three kids to their numerous extracurricular activities. But, on top of all that, the Gladwyne wife and full-time mother also has had to care for her 100-year-old grandmother, Jean Gordon, who has...
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