Thursday, July 10, 2014 Tammuz 12, 5774
By:
Aaron Passman, JE Feature
A 12-year-old student at a local Jewish day school has contracted and recovered from what may be the first case of swine flu in Philadelphia's Jewish community. Jay Leberman, headmaster of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School, sent a letter to parents June 5, reporting that a male student at the Robert Saligman Middle School in Elkins Park,...
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It can be a daunting task, even in these enlightened times
By:
Rita Charleston, JE Feature
As Emma (not her real name), one of my closest relatives, sat in bed preparing to spend another pain-filled day wondering what was wrong with her, she couldn't help but ask herself why so many doctors failed to diagnose her problem. "I think the thing that amazed me the most was that when I tried to explain my condition --...
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By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
As the swine-flu reports start to take less time on the news -- with Mexico reporting stability and Americans learning more the value of hand-washing -- this is still not the time to think that we're completely out of the woods. Health officials have gotten the word out about what's involved with this illness: Swine flu is a respiratory disease...
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If you don't, maybe you were really there: It's time to get ready for its 40th birthday ... man
By:
Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
In late summer of 1969, 17-year-old Steven Buchwald, then working in a Catskill Mountains resort, received a phone call to attend a concert in a town called Woodstock. Even though he knew that he'd lose his end-of-season-tips, Buchwald -- back then a self-described hippie with long hair and dressed in torn jeans and T-shirt -- literally "flew" out of the...
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It's a sad fact of life in our current economic environment: Practically every day, it seems, we see stories in the news about hundreds of people losing their jobs as employers resort to layoffs and downsizing, to say nothing of companies going out of business. More than 45 million Americans had no health insurance in 2007, according to the U.S...
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