Friday, December 26, 2014 Tevet 4, 5775

By:
Jared Shelly, JE Feature
All that was missing was some wood paneling, a few rock posters tacked to the walls and somebody's mom shouting down the basement steps that dinner was ready. For the most part, ping-pong is known as a light-hearted form of entertainment. Yet it's clearly serious business for the competitors who filled the Daskalakis Athletic Center at Drexel University over the...
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By:
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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By:
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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