Saturday, April 25, 2015 Iyyar 6, 5775

By:
Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
When I was a little girl in Yiddish school, we read a touching Chanukah story by Aaron Maggid. It concerned the plight of European refugees who were trying to make their way to the Jewish homeland right after the Shoah. The story is set in a small fishing village in Eretz Yisrael. Little Miriam and her friends hear about the...
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Do hunks have more fun? Want latke lovin'?
By:
David C. Friedman, JE Feature
Women looking for a casual relationship with men much prefer the Rocky or Rambo look to the doughboy physique. However, for women seeking a longer-term relationship, the Jack Black look is in, according to a psychological study. "Contextual Influences on Interpersonal Complementarity," published in an issue of Social Psychology Bulletin, focused on how settings and role status moderated the relationship...
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Gibraltar: home to a blend of influences
By:
Jonathan Williams, JE Feature
The Rock of Gibraltar is a place rich in history -- with traces of human existence dating as far back as the age of the Neanderthals. There has been a longstanding battle between Spain and Britain for sovereignty of the place, set in southwestern Europe; and a unanimous vote by the people of Gibraltar to remain under British rule rendered...
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Tobago's a go-to island for laid-back lifestyle
By:
Gordon Steven, JE Feature
Tobago is often known only as the little sister of Trinidad -- as in Trinidad and Tobago -- and this doesn't, in any way, do it justice. A Tobago vacation is a vacation on an unusual Caribbean Island, still relatively unspoiled by mass tourism. It lies some 20 miles northeast of Venezuela and around 150 miles south of Barbados. What...
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New research has traced elevated levels of a specific compound in the brain to problem-solving deficits in patients with schizophrenia. The finding suggests that drugs used to suppress the compound, called kynurenic acid, might be an important supplement to antipsychotic medicines, as these adjuncts could be used to treat the disorder's most-resistant symptoms -- cognitive impairments. Though schizophrenia is commonly...
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