Friday, November 28, 2014 Kislev 6, 5775

Synagogue starts screening to save jazz musician
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
Because of their family's history, Michael Brecker's sister immediately became alarmed. "Our mother had died from a disease known as multiple myeloma, a bone-marrow disease that affects your skeleton and causes bones to break easily," explains Emily Brecker-Greenberg. "So when Michael fractured one of his vertebrae, I feared the worst." All too soon, his sister's fears were realized. Although Brecker...
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In a recent issue of the journal Oncogene, researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute describe a molecular mechanism that appears to make malignant brain tumors more vulnerable to chemotherapy after they have been treated with the dendritic cell vaccine. This finding builds on several studies recently published by the research team. In 2003, they reported that a...
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Why the Devils are not only a hockey team and other stories
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
We all know New Jersey has terrific beaches for summer and countless casinos. But were you aware that New Jersey also offers a number of destinations designed for family fun? Indeed, for families looking for an accessible autumn getaway with activities to appeal to everyone, the five-county region of South Jersey offers endless adventures. If you're looking for some Jewish...
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For M. Moshe Porat, dean of Temple University's Fox School of Business, an education can be compared to a share of stock; and so his job is to help increase the profits that students reap from their substantial investment of time and money. In the nine years that he's headed the 5,500-student institution, which offers everything from bachelor's degrees to...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
As a lone hockey player races toward him moving the puck swiftly from side to side, goalie Eden Nemenoff positions himself in front of the net, ready to make a save. He knows that underneath his blue-and-white Israeli Junior National Hockey Team jersey - complete with a large Star of David on the front - he's just a 16-year-old kid...
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