Thursday, September 3, 2015 Elul 19, 5775

Describing the American experience of black meets white
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As a young boy, I was fortunate in a number of ways. When life at my house became overwhelming and unbearable, I was permitted by a wonderful family two doors down to escape and find solace at their home. My two best friends, twin boys, lived there, but more important, I was always welcomed by their mother, father and sisters,...
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New study doesn't tiptoe around differences of those with terpsichorean talent
What makes dancers different than the rest of us? The answer is genetic variants, claims a researcher at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In a study in the American journal, Public Library of Science Genetics, Richard P. Ebstein - a professor and head of the Hebrew University psychology department''s Scheinfeld Center for Human Genetics in the Social Sciences - and...
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Dan Rottenberg wants to bring a level of refinement to critiquing the arts in Philadelphia - and he doesn't think he's alone. "I had an idea there was an audience - I guess I would call it a highbrow audience - that none of the other media outlets are serving," said the 63-year-old. To address that community, the man launched...
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Utilizing images of a rising sun and of rolling green fields, the packaging of many organic products evokes healthy living, of getting back to nature and reclaiming all that is pristine in the world. But following a last-minute amendment to a routine congressional appropriations bill last year, consumers, producers and marketers of what's billed as the cleanest food available are...
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Gloria Hayes Kremer- JE Feature
So you think you send that lovely Valentine's Day card because you are such a sweet, thoughtful person? Perhaps - but not necessarily, says Dr. Frank Melone, a retired psychologist from Pennsylvania State University, who believes some people send cards because of real sentiment while others are inspired by psychological and hidden motives. And while it's far from a Jewish-oriented...
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