Monday, May 25, 2015 Sivan 7, 5775

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Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
There's a mystique about islands that can never quite be undone. Perhaps it's the fact that getting to and from them requires a purposeful separation of self from life on any relevant mainland. With that journey over glistening water comes relief from the pressures of home and a sense that on an island we can discover what truly matters. I...
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Row upon row of green produce stretches toward a line of trees bordering the picturesque fields of Branch Creek Farm in Perkasie. There is no modern farming equipment in sight, no electric lights -- just an old-time covered wagon, a tall red barn and wood-frame greenhouses covered in thick plastic. Oh, and one other thing -- a sukkah big enough...
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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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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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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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