Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Kislev 4, 5775

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Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
It's not that often that we eat Shabbat dinner on a bed in the middle of a dining room. But my husband and I were so happy to get a dinner invitation from my daughter and her roommates that we would have gladly eaten off the floor! It's my daughter's first post-college apartment. Four young women share a space in...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Whether they've decided to use compact fluorescent light bulbs to save electricity, purchase their produce from local farms or create a "greener" infrastructure at their synagogues, local Jews have done plenty in the past year to assist the environment. Last May, residents at the Philadelphian -- a large apartment building with a sizable Jewish population, situated near the Philadelphia Museum...
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Carol Anne Mueller, JE Feature
In December 2005, Alex [not his real name], a Montgomery County resident, said he considered taking his own life. The successful, middle-aged professional had been feeling anxious, fearful, agitated and confused. He was alternately sweating, then shivering uncontrollably. His symptoms continued to worsen; for about a week, he was unable to work and -- of greater concern -- to sleep...
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Penn study shows the drag effect of nicotine on the brain January 17, 2008
A new brain-imaging study by researchers in the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania shows that cigarette cravings in smokers who are deprived of nicotine are linked with increased activation in specific regions of the brain. Using a novel method of measuring brain blood flow developed by John Detre, M.D., associate professor of neurology at Penn, this study...
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Leslie Minora, JE Feature
Scranton, an old Pennsylvania mining city whose mention is often accompanied by a gentle roll of the eyes, is now laughing back, as people from around the world visit to tour locations featured on the hit TV show, "The Office," now in its fourth (strike-delayed) season. "The Office" is a tongue-in-cheek comedy about the Scranton branch of a fictional paper...
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