Monday, May 4, 2015 Iyyar 15, 5775

This decidedly Catholic city has reminders everywhere of Jewish imprints
By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Along with dance and vibrant fashion, music, food and the arts, Rio literally offers all visitors "a piece of the rock," from glorious gems offered by H. Stern and longtime competitor Amsterdam Sauer to spectacular mountainous vistas and all-night samba sessions. Take it from guide Pedro Landsberg, who enjoys a thriving business as one of Rio's premiere Jewish tour operators...
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By:
Michael L. Schwartz
Every decade spawns market gurus who make a few correct calls, get media attention, then fizzle out. In the 1960s, we had Gerry Tsai and Fred Carr, mutual-fund gunslingers. In the 1970s, we had Joe Granville and Henry Kaufmann. In the 1980s, it was Robert Prechter and Elaine Garzarelli. The 1990s had the high-flying Internet stock managers. Today, Nouriel Roubini...
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Waking up to the potential of hypnosis to combat certain problems
By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
If you've ever seen a stage hypnotist, you might think hypnotism is all about volunteers doing outlandish things for the amusement of a live audience. But there's a whole lot more to it than that, says Bryan Toder, a Lafayette Hill hypnotist who treats patients to stop smoking, lose weight, stop snoring, reduce stress and fears, enhance their sales and/or...
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Dragon-boat festival draws suburban congregation -- and hopes for a rabbi's son afflicted with F.D.
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Next weekend, the waters of the Schuylkill River will be transformed into a river of hope for children and families dealing with the heartbreak of Familial Dysautonomia, a rare Jewish genetic disease that affects the sensory and automatic nervous systems. Two teams of more than 40 people from Old York Road Temple-Beth Am in Abington will take part for the...
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By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
In recent years, Argentines, especially those in the Jewish community, have worked hard to put historical events and political controversies aside to improve relationships outside and inside the country. Although images of the tango, Eva Perón and hidden Nazi war criminals have planted varying images of Argentina in the minds of those living outside of it, there are vivid, inspiring...
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