Thursday, March 5, 2015 AdarI 14, 5775

Nothing -- especially its native son's career as a composer
By:
Aaron Dalton, JE Feature
For hundreds of years, Jews lived in the Austrian city of Eisenstadt, under the protection of the noble counts of the Esterházy family. This community gave the world Rabbi Akiba Eger, one of the most famous Talmud scholars of the early 19th century. The community also gave rise to Samson Wertheimer, a man who served as a key financial administrator...
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By:
Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
In between holiday events, this time of year affords us the opportunity to reflect on the year gone by. Here's the year in singledom -- or, at least, my "Out of the Gutter Singles Year in Review: 2008." This past year, I had a couple of dates with an amazing girl, who, despite being single and despite me pulling out...
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By:
Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Connie Felzer lined up her shot along the wooden floorboards, careful to aim the ball just right. She brought her arm back, then swung it forward, releasing the bowling ball ... strike! But wait, where's the noise and the smoke and the beer and the shoe rentals? This isn't real, physical bowling -- it's Wii bowling, and it happens every...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
At about 6:30 p.m. on Monday evenings at Martins Run, "Sewing Night" begins. After dinner, about a dozen residents, all women, start trickling into the art room to get to work. Some come via walkers, others in wheelchairs. They've been gathering in this way since September to craft cotton pillow-cases for children, teenagers and women with cancer. The idea for...
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By:
Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Chocolate is good for your health, your skin -- even your teeth. Since this information comes courtesy of two registered dieticians in their new book, chocolate-lovers of the world can now shout "hallelujah!" In their new book, Chocolate: A Healthy Passion , released in September, co-authors Monica Bearden of Texas and Yardley-based Shara Aaron include interesting tidbits from the history...
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