Saturday, December 10, 2016 Kislev 10, 5777
Binge or bust: How to prepare for that last meal before Yom Kippur
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
I always loved going to my Bubbe Minnie's house, especially during the High Holidays. She'd sit around her dining table with me -- one of her younger grandchildren -- enjoying the last meal before Yom Kippur, and telling me I didn't have to start fasting until I got up from the table. Actually, because I was only 3 or 4...
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Aaron Passman, JE Staff
After the summer's recent heat waves, the last thing most people may want to think about is more sun. But David Blumenfeld hopes to change all that, so that when Philadelphians think sun, they don't conjure up images of white heat, but of green energy that can lead directly to greenbacks. Blumenfeld is president of Urban Eco Electric ( www.go-uee.com...
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Lauren Kramer, Jewish Exponent Feature
Obesity is the elephant in the room -- the one taboo condition that everyone can see, that most people cannot help but judge, and that daren't be mentioned to the obese. Bring the subject to the table and we risk insulting them, hurting their feelings and irrevocably damaging the relationship we share. Yet, by now, we all know about the...
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The Wellness Community of Philadelphia is sponsoring "A Month of Mindfulness for People Affected by Cancer," each Wednesday in September, at its Fairmount Park headquarters. The two-hour sessions, beginning at 1:30 p.m., are hosted by Gabriel Rocco and offer meditation practices. The series kicks off Sept. 2, with "Mindfulness of Breathing," followed by "Mindfulness" of body, Sept. 9; eating, Sept...
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Rita Charleston, Jewish Exponent Feature
"How do you balance the desire to be accepted by the people around you with the desire to follow what's in your heart and soul?" asks psychologist Leonard Felder in his book, Fitting In Is Overrated: The Survival Guide for Anyone Who Has Ever Felt Like an Outsider . Felder, who, as a little boy felt like a complete outsider,...
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