Saturday, April 19, 2014 Nisan 19, 5774

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Over the past few years, a young woman turned her idea to raise money for disaster relief by selling homemade challah into a national nonprofit that now includes chapters at more than 30 college campuses. A technologically savvy New York librarian created an online media library for Jewish educators. And an enterprising musician from Iowa City, Iowa, combined his love...
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And a former Miss Pennsylvania is applying her own antidotes
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Doctor, heal thyself? Sharyn Wynters took the advice very personally. The former Miss Pennsylvania/Miss World from the Northeast abandoned her world of acting and fashion modeling -- working for Oleg Cassini -- after she contracted cancer at age 26, to study and become a "naturopathic doctor." It is an amazing life path that made her a natural choice to be...
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Stop the presses! William Randolph Hearst's legacy is of near-unprintable grandeur
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George Medovoy, JE Feature
William Randolph Hearst ran a newspaper empire in the days when newspapers were king. Today, his creative energy lives on at La Cuesta Encantada -- the Enchanted Hill, his famous castle filled with art and antiques near San Simeon on the Central Coast between Los Angeles and San Francisco, which he shared at the end of his life with longtime...
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Local ophthalmic surgeon and a patient offer insight in new exhibit
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Rachel Vigoda , JE Feature
French artist Edgar Degas, at age 36 in 1870, was serving in the National Guard during the Franco-Prussian war when he picked up a rifle, sighted it and realized he couldn't aim because of a blind spot in his right eye. His vision grew worse. Between 1886 and 1905, Degas drew three similar pastels of a woman, titled with variations...
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Sharon McDonnell. JE Feature
Boasting Greek ruins better-preserved than in Greece; architecture and savory-and-sweet food that reflect waves of invasions from Arabs, Normans and Spaniards; an endless coastline along a turquoise sea, picturesque towns and untouched nature, Sicily -- the biggest island in the Mediterranean -- is a treasure trove for the discerning traveler.
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