Monday, December 29, 2014 Tevet 7, 5775

A peace center with a piece of doll-like legend
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
With a population of about 500,000, Oslo, Norway, is one of the smaller capitals in the world, but still offers a beautiful setting with much to see and do, ensuring that not one visitor will ever be disappointed. Founded more than 1,000 years ago, the city is relatively compact and easily accessible, with its beauty actually three-fold: The scenic approach...
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With the summer travel season here, families are gearing up for road trips and vacations. You may spend weeks making sure the trip is organized and that your vehicle is road-ready. However, you may overlook important safety needs, such as having a fire extinguisher in your car. Many Americans are unaware of the highway vehicle fire problem that exists in...
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It's one of the things about a hospital stay that men loathe, and that infectious bacteria love: the urinary catheter. Now, a new study shows that a less unpleasant option for male hospital patients is also a much safer one. In fact, men whose urine was collected with an external or "condom" catheter during their hospital stay had an 80...
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At the end of a long day of working through tennis drills and playing matches against the nationally ranked competition while training at the U.S. Tennis Association's Crandon Park facility in Florida, 12-year-old Madison Cohen sometimes finds herself staring eye-to-eye with a bathtub filled with water and ice. "It's like torture," said Cohen, who immerses herself in freezing water for...
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The smiles that lit up the faces of three eighth-grade graduates in May were right in sync with the name of the organization, OROT -- meaning "lights" in Hebrew -- that made it possible for them to graduate alongside their classmates. OROT, which began in 1998, supports special-needs education in five local Jewish day schools. Students receive an individualized curriculum...
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