Friday, August 22, 2014 Av 26, 5774

The weather cooperated for the second annual "Oy Vey 5K," held last month by Congregation Beth Or in Maple Glen: It was a bit overcast, not too hot and not too dry. About 250 runners and walkers participated in this benefit for two charities: Jacob's Ladder, a program run by Jewish Family and Children's Service, and the Interfaith Housing Alliance...
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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
Larry Cohan and Joel Schneier may not look like pioneers. After all, they are, respectively, a 52-year-old law partner and a 46-year-old tax accountant. But as practitioners and instructors of yoga, they count among a small contingent of men who've made an entree into this female-dominated form of exercise. Schneier, for example, characterized his classes -- he teaches at various...
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Jino Nakhle, all of 12, recalls the moment with astonishing clarity. Just seven years ago, his father, then a soldier with the South Lebanese Army, broke the news to the family that they had to leave their home immediately -- and forever. It was a simple question of survival. Back in June 2000, Israeli premier Ehud Barak gave the order...
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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
If it is said of people that they exercise "religiously," it usually means that they apply a level of fervor to their workouts common to devout believers. In Yaffa Bruckner's "Klee" class, however, the phrase takes on a much more literal translation: It involves an actual combination of physical movements and spirituality. In the women-only class, held Wednesday evenings at...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
A recent trip to a giant bookstore woke me up. While perusing the magazine racks with a friend, I counted at least a dozen wedding magazines geared toward women. Does the average betrothed woman need that many glossy pictures to plan a wedding? Not every woman -- make that couple -- can spend $100,000 or so on that special day...
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