Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774

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Pushing for reductions in fossil-fuel emissions and trying to reverse the global-warming trend nationally and throughout the world may make perfect sense, but what on earth do energy-policy goals have to do with Judaism? That question was posed to Rabbi Arthur Waskow -- who's written several books that examine how Judaism and the environment intersect -- after he'd delivered a...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
Last weekend marked the official end of summer, and with it, we can bury the glorious excitement that accompanies the warm-weather season. Kids go back to school, and adults go back to work, knowing that the next three-day weekend won't arrive for months. The eternal hope of summer romance -- the same topic John Travolta and Olivia Newton John exuberantly...
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Bringing God into the picture is the focus of Main Line fertility center
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
While thoughts of having a baby are a natural for most couples, actually conceiving that little bundle of joy can be a completely different matter for some, who may ultimately resort to some kind of fertility treatment. But such a measure can be troublesome to some want-to-be mothers and fathers, particularly for Orthodox couples, who struggle greatly with how to...
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New noninvasive procedures now have liftoff locally
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Looking to improve your looks without the expensive and invasive procedures performed by a plastic surgeon? If so, a recent trend of less painful and more temporary treatments may be the best avenue for you. Doctors and plastic surgeons increasingly have been injecting patients with products like hyaluronic acid or botulinum toxin to erase wrinkles or reduce expression lines in...
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Services in Twi? Yes, if you're in Sefwi Wiawso
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Ido Shargal, JE Feature
A 5-year-old was the first to reach me. He tugged on my pants to get my attention, then looked up and said in the sweetest voice, "Shabbat Shalom." This African child knew no Hebrew, yet was using a phrase known to all Jews. It was the last greeting I expected to receive here, in Sefwi Wiawso, an isolated rural village...
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