Thursday, July 28, 2016 Tammuz 22, 5776

By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Although Taiwan is a small island nation, you need at least a week to explore its riches, from the lush landscape of Taroko Gorge to fascinating indigenous cultures to the gastronomic safaris of night markets and street food to the architectural marvel Taipei 101, the tallest building in the world for a brief time. Some travel writers introducing Taiwan to...
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According to an article in the current issue of Journal of Nutrition Supplement , consensus has been reached among leading soy science experts over three main areas of debate: soy and women's health; soy and heart health; and soy and overall nutrient adequacy. Leading experts agree that soyfoods in a balanced diet can have beneficial effects among the U.S. population...
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Long a friend of the Jewish woman, mah-jongg makes its move
By:
Lisa Schiffman, JE Feature
Men have their poker, their blackjack. Couples dally with bridge and pinochle. And women, well, for a long time now, women have made a little more noise with their game of choice. They have mah-jongg. "Mah-jongg is my passion," says Selma Abramowitz, 81, who looks forward to her twice-weekly mah-jongg games at the Klein JCC with other veteran players; she...
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By:
Allison Kaplan Sommer, JE Feature
The basketball practice is intense, as the women of the Israeli professional basketball team, Elitzur Ramle, listen to the play their coach is explaining in his accented English. He counts down the clock as they pass the ball skillfully, setting up the team for a three-point shot. "Three, two, one," he counts, and -- swoosh -- the ball goes through...
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Construction magnate/former Eagles owner Jerry Wolman eyes Hollywood screen next
Fly, Eagles, fly ... But Jerry Wolman is flying standby these days since he lost his boarding pass decades ago, bumped from the current flight of fancy engulfing football and Philadelphia fans. The rags-to-riches-to-tzuris story of the man from Shenandoah, Pa., shunned by many of the men and women he helped make millions for on his own trans-global ride of...
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