Saturday, July 12, 2014 Tammuz 14, 5774
By:
Rachel Vigoda
Israeli company Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has big plans for expanding its Philadelphia presence. The biggest generic drug-maker in the world is opening a new distribution center on Red Lion Road in Northeast Philadelphia. The plan is to merge the company's current distribution operations in Bucks County, the Lehigh Valley and North Wales, Montgomery County, where the U.S. headquarters is located,...
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Transplant websites offer the chance to save a life
By:
Rachel Vigoda
Every day for a week, Rabbi Adam Wohlberg of Temple Sinai in Dresher woke up exhausted and achy. He had to stay home from services and skipped a few meetings. But the rabbi wasn't worried. It was all in the name of pikuach nefesh -- saving a life. Wohlberg's symptoms were brought on by a bad cold, likely exacerbated by...
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Why parent-child communication may be a preventative
By:
Stacey Honowitz
Please do not be afraid of this article. Child sexual abuse is a despicable act; unfortunately, it is a reality that a lot of families must deal with. This is a subject that is not discussed around the office water cooler, but it is a discussion that parents and teachers should be having, especially in light of the pervasiveness of...
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Simon's Fund honors a tot whose sudden death has long-lasting impact on research
By:
Rachel Vigoda
Simon Prushan, 12, is getting ready for his Bar Mitzvah this fall. He's learning the aliyahs, practicing his Haftorah portion -- and setting up heart screenings for students in the Radnor School District. For his mitzvah project, recommended for all Bar Mitzvah-age members of Main Line Reform Temple, Beth Elohim in Wynnewood, Prushan teamed up with Simon's Fund (simonsfund.org) ,...
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Allen Shawn's 'Twin' deals with his autistic sister, or is it a mirror to his prominent family?
By:
Rachel Vigoda, Jewish Exponent Feature
Allen Shawn just came out with Twin: A Memoir , his second deeply personal book about his life and family. But neither manuscript was supposed to be a memoir. The first, Wish I Could Be There: Notes From a Phobic Life , chronicled Shawn's struggle with agoraphobia, among other fears. "I don't like heights," he wrote. "I don't like being...
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