Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Tammuz 14, 5775

Lasers are currently at the cutting edge of surgery: From cosmetic to brain surgery, intense beams of coherent light are gradually replacing the steel scalpel for many procedures. Despite this increasing popularity, there is still a lot that scientists do not know about the ways in which laser light interacts with living tissue. Now, some of these basic questions have...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Stephen Karp is getting a firsthand look at the devastating effects of terrorism. Unlike most 19-year-olds, Karp, who's from Bala Cynwyd, is volunteering at an athletic rehabilitation center in Ramat Gan, Israel. He now routinely spends time with an 18-year-old terror victim who recently came out of a two-year coma after a suicide bomber detonated himself on a bus headed...
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What was billed as a Thursday-morning interfaith event where clergy could receive information and advice on caring for the elderly wound up turning into a sing-along session with strong Christian overtones, led by a representative from Mayor John F. Street's office. Rev. Marguerite Handy, executive director of the Mayor's Office of Faith-Based Initiatives, was asked to give the closing remarks...
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A husband-and-wife team of German journalists, who reported on how students and teachers in rural Tennessee memorialized the Holocaust, recently recounted how their steadfast involvement wound up being more complicated than they'd imagined. Peter W. Schroeder and Dagmar Schroeder-Hildebrand have each written several books and have served as foreign correspondents for German newspapers, but they may be best known for...
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It may only be October, but now is a good time to work on cutting your 2007 tax bill, say officials with the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Here are some strategies you can put into action: · Max out retirement savings. One of the best ways to trim your tax bill is to make the maximum allowable contribution...
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