Monday, September 22, 2014 Elul 27, 5774

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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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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Sleep. Its importance for good mental and physical health can't be stressed too strongly. Without enough of it, we're like photos out of focus -- things just aren't as clear as they should be. As vital as it is on a nightly basis, many of us don't get nearly enough sleep nowadays. Babies, for example, require about 16 hours a...
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Keeping cool on hot, humid summer days is good advice for more reasons than sheer comfort. It's vital for good health -- even for staying alive. That's the message from the Pennsylvania Medical Society , warning young and old alike that heat stroke is a deadly illness to be avoided at all costs, even if it means sacrificing a day...
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