Friday, July 31, 2015 Av 15, 5775

National Library of Israel offers a bounty of Passover treasures--in real or virtual time
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Deborah Rubin Fields, Jewish Exponent Feature
Despite the rave reviews some people give to GPS machines, I find they fall short of the mark. Yes, a GPS (usually, but not always) gets you to a requested location, but it does so without affording any opportunity to appreciate what you will see along the way or what you will find when you arrive. What's missing from a...
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A sibling's mental illness can wreak havoc on a brother or sister
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Lynne Blumberg, Jewish Exponent Feature
The mental illness of a daughter or son affects the well-being of the entire family, including healthy siblings. Examples of this are illustrated in Jonathan's Return, the latest documentary by the Oscar-nominated Eran Preis, the Israeli-American film director and associate professor of film and media arts at Temple University. Jonathan, 33, the youngest of Preis' three sons, had behavior problems...
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Peter Ephross, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Nearly all fans of baseball history have heard of Hank Greenberg. Most have heard of Al Rosen. But fewer have heard of Cal Abrams, and hardly any, it's safe to say, have heard of Lou Limmer. All four are members of a compelling team -- the 165 American Jews who played Major League Baseball between the 1870s and the end...
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Jackie Bobrin doubted her 8-year-old son Ethan would be able to attend religious school. "Regular" life was difficult enough with the behaviors his doctors attributed to a possible combination of Attention Deficit Disorder, Asberger's and bipolar disorder, she said. What synagogue would have the interest -- or resources -- to give him the extra attention he needed? Surprisingly, the Bryn...
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Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
With the recent return of the last American veterans from the Iraq War, the topic of post-traumatic stress disorder has been making headlines. A recent Rand Corporation survey on PTSD showed an estimated 300,000 veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan suffered some form of the trauma or major depression. The term PTSD was coined in the mid-1970s, thanks in part to...
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