Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Tishri 27, 5775

When it comes to early U.S. settlements, Virginia rocks more than Plymouth
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Aaron Dalton, JE Feature
For Jews, the American founding story of Plymouth Rock and the Pilgrims is somewhat of a mixed bag. On the one hand, we can relate deeply with the story of a people who fled religious oppression in the search for freedom -- and a nice turkey dinner with cranberries on the side. On the other hand, it is something of...
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Rita Bryan, JE Feature
All of us make New Year's resolutions; often, they are health- and fitness-oriented. We take note of our physical appearance and health, and decide that "this year" is the year we're going to make "the commitment" to make a change. You may decide to try to shed some excess weight and lose some inches, or that you're going to start...
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Scientists collaborating at Cornell University in Ithaca and Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City have identified a panel of 23 protein biomarkers in cerebrospinal fluid that acts as a neurochemical "fingerprint," which doctors might use someday to identify patients living with Alzheimer's disease. The research is published in the online edition of the journal Annals of Neurology. Right...
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Joel Naroff, JE Feature
If you liked the ups and downs in 2006, you'll love 2007. It was one of those years. Every time you thought you knew what was happening, conditions changed. Whether it was economic growth, energy prices, interest rates or even politics, the conventional wisdom turned out to be wrong -- at least for a while. The actual strength of the...
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At Akiba Hebrew Academy, science department head Rhonda August instituted a new lab project as part of the school's chemistry classes to take advantage of the recent Chanukah holiday -- mixing different substances with flames to study their properties. "How can you relate Chanukah to the sciences?" posed August, who is in her 31st year at Akiba. "Work with chemistry...
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