Saturday, September 20, 2014 Elul 25, 5774

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Ryan Teitman
The day was one for remembering the past of Abrams Hebrew Academy, and looking with hope toward the future. "We're here to inspire," said Rabbi Ira Budow, the academy's director and a 26-year veteran of the institution. On a balmy December day, Abrams dedicated its new Beit Aliza Chavurah for Girls and the Beit Aliza Torah, both in honor of...
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Although walking through an actual cattle car used to transport Jews to concentration camps and gazing at images of dead bodies resonated deeply with Jamillah Hannibal, it was an exhibit featuring Nazi tools for measuring facial features and colors that proved most profound for the 16 year old. "You could put yourself up there, and look at your hair color...
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Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
Spanish moss wrapped around ancient oak trees lends a sleepy, lost-in-time texture to the elegant and historic city of Charleston, S.C., but there is nothing somnolent about this charming town that is currently booming with vitality -- in a refined Southern way, of course. The sightseeing choices are endless, particularly the architectural delights in the stunning residential district known as...
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Israeli prof makes a startling find with implications for smokers
Lung cancer is one of the deadliest cancers, primarily because it's rarely diagnosed in its early stages. But it is largely preventable, since 90 percent is caused by smoking. Yet only 10 percent to 15 percent of heavy smokers develop lung cancer, and these odds give many smokers a false sense of security. In Israel, professor Zvi Livneh and his...
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In a study of more than 36,000 women, researchers observed that smokers can reduce their risk of developing lung cancer by being physically active. However, they strongly caution that any relative benefit is dwarfed by the benefits gained from quitting smoking. The researchers -- from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Minnesota -- report in the December issue...
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