Thursday, July 24, 2014 Tammuz 26, 5774

Six-part adult-ed course taught here, and throughout the world
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Rabbi Efraim Mintz divides the decades following the Holocaust into different stages based on Jewish reaction to its horrors: the shock and silence of the first two decades after World War II, followed by years marked by the urgency to tell, document and, most importantly, never forget. The most recent period, said the director of the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute,...
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Grand Canyon offers spectacles, day-in, day-out
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Arthur R. Ellis, JE Feature
Why would the cast of "Fiddler on the Roof" enjoy a trip to the Grand Canyon? Two words: sunrise, sunset. Tevye isn't usually singing there, but thousands of visitors to this awe-inspiring location nonetheless pry themselves out of bed early in the morning to see first light bring the canyon walls to life, and again line the edge of the...
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
There are those who put little stock in miracles, but the good people who operate Developmental Enterprises Corporation, with administrative headquarters in Norristown, not only place great faith in them, they know it takes a miracle each and every day to enable the organization to proceed with its enormously challenging but life-affirming, life-changing work - and especially to succeed at...
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You wouldn't expect paper to be a major source of pollution; after all, it's made from wood, which in nature breaks down into tiny components that re-enter the plant growth cycle. Yet without proper dampness and other conditions that are often missing in garbage dumps, paper fails to decompose for dozens of years. As a result, billions of tons of...
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By wearing a unique weighted back-support device and participating in a special exercise program, women over age 60 with osteoporosis-caused curvature of the spine improved their balance and also experienced diminished back pain, giving researchers at the Mayo Clinic a promising therapy to reduce falls among this population. Falls present a serious risk of injury in the older population. They...
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