Tuesday, August 30, 2016 Av 26, 5776

Portland is flush with eco-friendly fanfare
By:
Aaron Dalton, JE Feature
For decades, three synagogues -- Conservative Neveh Shalom, Reform Beth Israel and Sephardic Ahavath Achim -- defined the Jewish landscape of Portland, Ore. In recent years, however, the flourishing Jewish community has grown to support a wide array of synagogues whose traditions and practices mirror the diversity and inclusiveness that Portlanders prize. Thus, today, a visitor to Portland can find...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
With 100-degree Houston heat bearing down on a sweltering soccer field, the Philadelphia girls 16-and-under squad were fighting hard to win a chance to play for the gold. With under one minute to go, they trailed a team from the Washington, D.C., area 2-1, and it appeared that their time in the JCC Maccabi Games last month was close to...
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By:
Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
You'd love to visit Europe. You daydream of exotic cities, hill towns, folk art, bikini-filled beaches, magnificent museums, but you stop and wonder if the cost of an overseas vacation -- especially in light of the record-breaking highs of the euro -- might be prohibitive. Dream no more! Get your passport and make plans to visit Portugal, one of the...
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Antioxidants can provide a much younger look
Jerusalem A new method for fighting skin wrinkles has been developed by the Hebrew University faculty of agriculture, food and environmental-quality sciences. In her doctoral research at the university, Dr. Orit Bossi succeeded in isolating a plant-based antioxidant that delays the aging process by countering the breakdown of collagen fibers in the skin. Bossi conducted her research under the supervision...
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Author attempts to demystify the experience of psychoanalysis
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
For most of her young life she was stressed out, due mainly to trying to meet the wishes and expectations of her father, and never feeling that she measured up. Years later, Fern Cohen -- now a Ph.D. and New York psychoanalyst -- used her own life story and experiences to create a book she titled From Both Sides of...
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