Saturday, August 29, 2015 Elul 14, 5775

Tuscany touches the senses with its 'voluptuousness'
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Sharon McDonnell, Jewish Exponent Feature
Who has read or seen "Under the Tuscan Sun" and not yearned for a villa in the Tuscan countryside? Scenery straight from a Renaissance painting: tall pointed cypresses, hilltop towns, and rolling green hills blanketed by vineyards and olive trees. Pure, simple flavors, washed down with lots of wine. The "voluptuousness" of Italy -- in the words of author Frances...
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Race raises funds to outrun prostate cancer growth
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Rachel Vigoda, Jewish Exponent Feature
Father's Day is a particularly meaningful time to get the word out about the disease that affects one in six men -- even if not one of those six wants to talk about it. "Prostate cancer is an uncomfortable topic," says Shelley Schwartz, founder of Prostate Health International. "Men don't want to discuss it. A group of men can meet...
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Beating a special path to the heart
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At an age when I decidedly know better, I decided not to run away with the circus. I became one instead. Father's daze: Keeping up with a 2-year-old is a three-ring juggling act all its own that requires the dexterity of an acrobat with the acumen of a mind-reader. It is also the greatest show on earth. For someone who...
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Standing with his arms crossed, Zion Bakshi gazed at a collage of photos and clippings harkening back to his life as a wrestling champion. Back then, more than 50 years ago, wrestling in Israel didn't pay the bills, so he traded in his beloved sport to study engineering in Philadelphia. But the 75-year-old Center City resident still mulls over his...
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Diane McManus, Jewish Exponent Feature
Imagine you are a young adult from Eastern Europe. You have just moved to a new country, must adjust to a new language, currency, form of government and a host of other details that face a newcomer. Add to this the need to launch a career. Imagine, too, that you have arrived alone, leaving family and friends behind. You don't...
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