Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Kislev 25, 5775

By:
Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Before each game this season -- while lacing up their cleats, stretching a bit or running a few laps -- players on the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy soccer team took a moment to look at the photo. Each time Zach Pomerantz saw it, he said he realized how lucky he was to have his freedom. It made Raphael Menko...
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By:
Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Meet 6-foot, 220-pound Sean Goldstein. If you happen to be a running back from the Inter-Ac league, which encompasses a number private high schools, you've probably already run into the Chestnut Hill Academy middle-line backer -- literally -- and chances are, it didn't feel too good. With a bench-press maximum of 300 pounds, and a squat of 410, the 17-year-old...
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A study by an international team of cardiac-imaging specialists, led by researchers at Johns Hopkins, concludes that sophisticated computed tomography, or CT, scans of the heart and its surrounding arteries are almost as reliable and accurate as more invasive procedures to check for blockages. Researchers say the newer, 64-slice CT scans -- first introduced in the United States in 2005...
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Montreal is just bubbling with Jewish culture
By:
Kathy Shorr, JE Feature
Ever since the Parti Quebeçois came to power three decades ago, bringing with it greater nationalism and stricter language laws favoring French, it's been easy to feel uneasy about Jewish life in Montreal. The Jewish community has shrunk from a high of about 120,000 before that 1976 election, to just under 100,000 now. Many who left were the younger, well-educated...
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Like a wounded animal, the credit crisis of 2007 refuses to die, much to the consternation of market participants, who thought that -- like the crises of 1987 and 1998 -- this one would also be killed off with another shot of Fed liquidity. A famously impatient lot, we Americans don't like problems; when they do occur, we like them...
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