Wednesday, December 24, 2014 Tevet 2, 5775

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According to local Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Judah and the Maccabees were some of the earliest conservationists: "They made one day's oil suffice for eight days' needs," he explained. Waskow, who directs the Shalom Center here in Philadelphia, wants modern-day Jews to continue in the vein of this ancient Chanukah standard. That's why the organization has instituted a new "Green Menorah"...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
When it comes to a Jewish Christmas dance, people seem just as eager to leave as they were to get in. My adventure in the coat-room a few years ago really began when the party ended, providing me with lessons in dance management, as well as in the human condition. It was entertaining to watch, even if I felt like...
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What are ya doin' New Year's, New Year's Eve ... If your response is, "What's it your business!" then maybe there's some help to be found from the following. For many, the heightened expectations and stresses of holiday events can increase anxiety and cause depression. But you don't have to be clinically depressed to feel the pangs of seasonal blues,...
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Recent news reports revealing that first lady Laura Bush had a skin-cancer tumor removed from her right shin last month, which might have been caused from prolonged sun exposure, brings into focus the general need for self-evaluation. According to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, everyone should be conducting a monthly skin evaluation of their body, taking note of spots,...
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"Nutrition for the New Year: Managing Weight and Nutrition Through Diagnosis and Beyond" is the focus of the next Living Beyond Breast Cancer networking meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 30, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Philadelphia Marriott West in West Conshohocken. Debra DeMille, M.S., R.D., LDN, of the Joan Karnell Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital will discuss the benefits...
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