Saturday, August 1, 2015 Av 16, 5775

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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By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
As a way to increase their income, at a time of national economic crisis, a number of older people are selling their insurance policies that they no longer need or want. That's according to Paul Aguirre, president, Equity of Life, LLC, in Plymouth Meeting and Skippack, a company that focuses on life settlements -- either the sale or assignment of...
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By:
Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Sixty years ago, under the leadership of Zionist visionary and first Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, Israel was going to be "the great Jewish melting pot," said scholar Fred Lazin. Today, however, the country is more of a mosaic, as differing ethnic groups fight to make their respective voices heard in the general cacophony that is the Jewish state. This was...
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