Saturday, November 1, 2014 Heshvan 8, 5775

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Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
Imagine learning about the secret life of whales, or digging up dinosaur bones, or studying a new language in a foreign country. Perhaps you want to discover the best ways to invest money. How about helping to band birds at a nature preserve? You could do any of these interesting pursuits while enjoying your vacation, for this new lifestyle trend...
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Defribrillators make an important house call
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
In the first critical moments after cardiac arrest, commonly called a "heart attack," a defibrillator can help keep a victim alive. It is a powerful medical device, about the size of a small laptop computer but a bit heavier, and one a leading cardiologist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles said should be in as many homes as possible...
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Bryan schwartzman Jewish Exponent Staff Since the Palestinians launched a war of attrition popularly called the second intifada nearly five years ago, the public-relations deck has been stacked in their favor, especially on college campuses across the United States. Philadelphia-area institutions of higher education hardly differ in this regard. At Swarthmore College, for instance - a 1,500-student, liberal-arts institution steeped...
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Carin M. Smilk, JE Feature
You can glimpse a lot from the inside of a person's home. Art, books, music. Souvenirs and framed photos. An armchair tilted toward the light. A multi-level enclave in the city, within walking distance of cultural sites and the corner grocer. These are the things that are important to Carole Beitchman. These - and education. Beitchman (nee Hamburger) took the...
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As someone who's spent the better part of her adult life immersed in education, Joyce Ness can understand the large strides that the profession has taken in the last 30 years. When she began teaching back in 1971, "there was little research on reading, little research on multiple intelligence, and little or no research about brain-compatible learning. Many of the...
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