Friday, April 18, 2014 Nisan 18, 5774

Ethel Hamburger, 82, running 'marathon'
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Rachel Vigoda, JE Feature
Rachel Vigoda Jewish Exponent Feature Ethel Hamburger has always relied on the kindness of strangers. After almost a year of writing letters, hanging posters, handing out pamphlets and calling up everyone she knows -- plus plenty of people she doesn't -- Hamburger, 82, is expecting 500 people at the benefit race www.martinsrun.org she's hosting this weekend to raise money for...
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CNN brings battle lines bedside
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"Take two tablets and call me in the morning" is the proverbial advice offered up by many a doctor to a less-than-seriously sick patient. But must that divine advice -- and those tablets -- be as revered as the 10 Commandments? Thou shall not ... contradict your doctor? Au contraire, argues Elizabeth Cohen, senior medical correspondent for CNN's Health, Medical...
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Exotic, enticing -- yet offering a truly relaxing, laid-back experience
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Though travelers often associate India with earthy, jewel tones found in the great historic sites, palaces and temples of Rajasthan and the "Golden Triangle" (headlined by the wondrous Taj Mahal), Calcutta -- or Kolkata, as it is now officially known -- is awash in green. While much of the city's foliage is a direct result of British colonialism personified in...
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Nan Myers, JE Feature
This was truly a Dream Village," says Shoshana Isenberg. She is talking about the mini-vacation granted her family by the Sunshine Foundation (www. sunshinefoundation.org) , an organization headquartered in Feasterville, whose stated "sole purpose is to answer the dreams of chronically ill, seriously ill, physically challenged and abused children whose families cannot fulfill their child's requests due to the financial...
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A little over a year after Howard Fischer's daughter returned from a 10-day, whirlwind Birthright Israel trip, the organization invited the Philadelphia businessman to a fundraising presentation. Fischer, president of an executive search firm, said he's a longtime supporter of Birthright's mission but hadn't been compelled to put such support into dollars until he heard the impact of the experience...
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