Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774

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In it's June electronic newsletter, the Federal Environmental Protection's Agency Energy Star program highlighted the efforts of Congregation Mishkan Shalom, a Reconstructionist synagogue in Roxborough, to reduce its energy costs and cut back on carbon-dioxide emissions. The Energy Star Program -- which awards small businesses and congregations for maximizing energy efficiency -- first recognized Mishkan back in 2004. That wasn't...
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'Man breasts': An enlarging problem that would stymie even Frank Costanza
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David C. Friedman, JEFeature
An attractive, curvy bust line may be just what every woman desires. But for a man, large breasts are often a source of embarrassment and ridicule. And although Kramer from "Seinfeld" invented the "manssière" -- a brazier for men -- that item of underwear still remains only in the imagination of show creator and writer Larry David. So for Frank...
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Israeli company advances access to medical records
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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
Ordinarily, a family doctor maintains an inventory of each patient's medical history. But say the patient visits an outside specialist, or receives treatment at an emergency room. Without a complete record on hand, the attending physician has no baseline from which to refer, and thus may misunderstand the symptoms, order unnecessary tests -- even make a medical error. DbMotion, an...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
For many interested in supporting a charitable cause, donating money or volunteering time is more than sufficient. But Len and Susan Lodish decided to add some sweat equity to that equation. The 60s-something couple rode a two-seater bike from Maine to Philadelphia during a 13-day, 630-mile trek through rain, scorching heat, and a flat tire or two to support the...
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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
Every year at Camp Moshava, a Jewish overnight camp nestled in the Pocono Mountains, more than 1,000 children enjoy summertime staples like arts-and-crafts, boating and Color War. Yet the camp, sponsored by Bnei Akiva of North America, has no significant indoor gathering space, nor does it have an air-conditioned dining hall. Its director, Alan Silverman, also pointed out that the...
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