Tuesday, March 3, 2015 AdarI 12, 5775

Kentucky Derby not its only (100 percent) proof of a fast-track life
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Think of Louisville, Ky., as small-town America thinking big, with far more going for it culturally than the Kentucky Derby. While the Derby itself only happens once a year -- the 2010 version took place just last month -- its impact as a cultural touchstone extends into the fabric of its history, its fine-arts scene and even a rich culinary...
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Hoping to engage Jews "where they are," the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote has adopted an ambitious -- and expensive -- plan to boost its presence in cyberspace. Also, as part of the seminary's effort to, if not reformulate its mission, at least re-examine how it fulfills a myriad of roles, the 42-year-old institution has entered into talks with the...
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Psychologists offer steps to upend unhappiness
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
"The main message in our book is simply this: If it's meant to be, it's up to me." So says Harold Shinitzky, co-author with Christopher Cortman, of Your Mind: An Owner's Manual for a Better Life . Both men are practicing psychologists in Florida. Shinitzky was the director of the assessment/intervention team prevention services at the Johns Hopkins University School...
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Pawn to king. Check. Unusual chess move, perhaps, but de rigeur and the right move for anyone familiar with the 150-year-history of Carver W. Reed, the company that may just be king of the pawn shops in Center City. The check? That's the payoff -- payment to customers for those items loaned out to the pawnbroker. Somewhere, Rod Steiger is...
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Life-death decision at Hadassah Medical Center
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Nan Myers, JE Feature
It is a typical day at Hadassah Medical Center. On a road outside Jerusalem, a young woman army officer, who is pregnant with her first child, is involved in a terrible car accident. She seems to be dying at the scene. The Hadassah paramedics, who arrive at the site almost immediately, perform heroic feats and, miraculously, bring her back to...
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