Friday, October 31, 2014 Heshvan 7, 5775

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Rabbi Mordechai Wecker certainly knows how to relate to high school students. After all, he has seven children of his own -- two boys and five girls ranging in age from 12 to 25 years old -- and has also taught for 21 years at the Maimonides School just outside of Boston. Wecker began putting all of that accumulated experience...
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The woman had called me first, two different times, then disappeared. So what was up?
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
Her first e-mail was unusually emphatic about the two of us meeting or at least talking. She was the one who had checked out my profile and then contacted me through the online dating site. She wrote, first. The 33-year-old who I'll call "Andie" sounded interesting, vivacious, career- and family-oriented. Her profile said she worked as a journalist. As a...
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ROCHESTER, Minn. — Evidence suggests acupuncture reduces the symptoms of fibromyalgia, according to a Mayo Clinic study. Fibromyalgia is a disorder considered disabling by many, and is characterized by chronic, widespread musculoskeletal pain and symptoms such as fatigue, joint stiffness and sleep disturbance. No cure is known, and available treatments are only partially effective. Mayo's study involved 50 fibromyalgia patients...
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A German city perfumed with history
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
We arrived at Germany's huge Cologne Central Station, one of the key rail hubs in Europe. And as soon as we exited, we were immediately struck by the magnificent Gothic Cathedral -- once the tallest building in Europe -- which dominates the city with its characteristic towers. Attracting more than 5 million visitors every year, it's one of the city's...
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Like many other people with aging parents, Beth Dooneief, 53, is forced to juggle her life and career with caring for her 85-year-old mother. While many in the same situation struggle to find time to work, run errands or even develop a hobby, Dooneief has more time for her husband and a busy career teaching business courses at Drexel University's...
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