Friday, April 18, 2014 Nisan 18, 5774

By:
Ryan Teitman
Experts seem to be recognizing that the neighborhoods where people live play an increasingly important role in their health and well-being. When it comes to seniors, these factors multiply in relevance. In Philadelphia, for example, the problem is two-fold. Citizens are aging rapidly: Over the next 15 years, the percentage of urban residents over the age of 60 will increase...
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Sally Friedman, JF Feature
She was a woman with a generous heart and a caring soul. When Cindy Smukler Dorani speaks of her maternal grandmother, the late Mildred Lasch, that's the message that comes through loud and clear. The plaque hanging at the entrance to the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Philadelphia Kaiserman Branch preschool says it all about Lasch, who left a very...
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Jaswinder Kaur Gill, JE Feature
Situated in a corner of the Singapore Botanic Gardens are two bronze sculptures, one of a girl on a swing and another of a girl riding a bicycle. A gentleman named David Marshall commissioned these. That's nothing extraordinary, really, save for the fact that in 1955, Marshall became the first chief minister of Singapore under British rule. He was also...
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Sally Friedman, JE Feature
Ordinarily, the relationship between a patient and a nurse is medically vital -- but finite. Ordinarily, it exists while the patient is hospitalized and in need. But Robin Cohen is no ordinary nurse, and her patient, the late Sandy Rollman, was no average patient. The bond that developed between these two women was nothing short of extraordinary, and its lasting...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
Sitting on my sofa last year devouring the contents of a box of matzah the first night of Passover, I started thinking about the four questions. Asking myself, why is this night different from any other night, I realized, on this family-oriented holiday, that I could not adequately answer the question. As a single man, when I eat at home,...
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