Thursday, July 24, 2014 Tammuz 26, 5774

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The auditorium was a virtual sea of blue and white. Students wore brand-new T-shirts, and some sported baseball caps emblazoned with the words "Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy." Signs, banners and brochures -- even cookies -- carried the new name and logo at a ceremony officially bestowing the moniker on the former Akiba Hebrew Academy. The event was held Monday...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
When he played football for Council Rock High School North several years ago, Noah Gross had a difficult decision to make once the High Holidays rolled around. Even though school was closed on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, his team still had practice. But being an observant Jew, he decided that it was best to skip the drills and go...
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Ride, float, fly through the beauty of autumn!
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Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
Now is the time to make plans to catch the brilliant fall foliage season. And this year promises to be one of the most colorful autumns that we have had in years. The peak foliage season usually extends from mid-September through October, and sometimes even into November. The quiet beauty of fall offers a peaceful retreat from the hustle of...
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Can a woman's personality be affected by a new 'do?
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
As the most visible aspect of her appearance, hair has been called a woman's crowning glory. Some observers have claimed that it's an accurate barometer of mood as well, since it's been suggested a woman will change her hairstyle in the hopes of changing and improving her frame of mind and outlook. How much truth is there to that notion?...
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Researchers exploring the notion that certain nutrients might protect against pancreatic cancer found that lean individuals who got most of these nutrients from food were best protected. The study also suggests that this protective effect does not hold true if the nutrients come from vitamin supplements. In a study published in a recent issue of Cancer Research, a journal of...
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