Thursday, May 7, 2015 Iyyar 18, 5775

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As the harvest festival of Sukkot nears, the Exponent caught up with three local Jewish farmers to find out what drew them to the land and their now rather non-traditional careers.
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Elyse Glickman
People who went away to college probably recall the “Freshman 15,” and not very fondly. This phenomenon, where college students gain weight during their first year, is not just traced to easier access to junk food, but also tied to their adjusting to the higher stress of the university environment. They may eventually recover in time for their sophomore year,...
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Lisë Stern, JNS.org
On the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 25, Jews around the world will begin the annual fast of Yom Kippur, ab­staining from eating and drinking. “We devote an entire 24 to 26 hours to reflecting,” says Rabbi Sander Mussman, education director emeritus for Congregation Beth Shalom in Northbrook, Ill. “How can we do that? By not being concerned with how we...
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Deborah Beck Busis, Jewish Exponent Feature
It is possible to celebrate the High Holidays without gaining weight. But for this to happen, people, especially those who have a propensity to gain weight, need a plan for how they'll handle their eating. Why? Because "winging it" invariably leads to overeating. When people are hesitant or unmotivated to devise an eating plan for the High Holidays, it's important...
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How Sept. 11 still shapes our mind and everyday actions
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Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Every generation has its “Where were you? …” moments when everything Americans think we believe about reality shifts and transforms into something else. For our grandparents, it could have been the start of the Depression or Pearl Harbor Day (Dec. 6, 1941). For our parents, the 1960s were fraught with thunder strikes, including the deaths of the Kennedys and Mar­tin...
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