Thursday, October 23, 2014 Tishri 29, 5775

By:
Sally Friedman, JF Feature
It's common knowledge that influenza -- the flu -- wreaks havoc on younger and middle-aged bodies. On older ones, it can be deadly. We also now know that flu shots can be the most important weapon against the flu, the one thing that can offer some protection. So when it became known that the city of Philadelphia's Health Department was...
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
Sure. The sands are white, and the water is calm and blue. And not long ago, Cancun, Mexico, was discovered by hordes of college students who claimed it as their own for spring break. But believe it or not, Cancun was first seen as nothing more than swamp land; not much good to anyone for anything. In fact, as recently...
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When LQTS took their baby's life at 3 months, these parents fought back
By:
Frank Rosci, JE Exponent
Sitting shivah is a time-honored but trying ritual in the aftermath of any death, but especially so in the wake of the death of a baby. That sad and painful reality was lived by Phyllis and Darren Sudman of Plymouth Meeting, parents of Simon Brach Sudman, who died when he was just 3 months old, on the snowy winter evening...
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The name Josef Mengele is synonymous with the perverse "medical experiments" conducted by the Nazis on concentration camp inmates. Mengele -- who eluded capture after the war and died in Brazil in 1978 -- was a doctor at Auschwitz, where he conducted dubious research that killed many inmates, and was often the one who selected which inmates would be immediately...
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By:
Frank Rosci, JE Exponent
Open certain oysters; find a pearl. Head to North Broad Street, find the new Pearl Theater, a state-of-the art, seven-screen movie complex. In dazzling recent opening night festivities, the Pearl became the first new movie theater to open in North Philadelphia since the 1940s. With searchlights sweeping the sky in the familiar fashion of a Hollywood premier, the new theater...
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