Sunday, May 3, 2015 Iyyar 14, 5775

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When the U.S. Junior boys basketball team begins playing at the 11th Pan American Maccabi Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in December, they will surely be favorites to win the gold medal. Just 10 years ago, however, it was anybody's competition. But it all changed when Brian Schiff took over as head coach of the 13- to 16-year-olds, and began...
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Cator Sparks, JE Feature
I have never had a more complicated conversation than when I tell people that I spent a week on the Isle of Jersey. Most people think I am making fun of New Jersey, then they seem perplexed when I say that Jersey is an actual island in the Channel Islands between France and Spain. It finally sinks in when I...
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Ashley Fodor, JE Feature
When Dani Busgasch exercises on the treadmill, she listens to music on her iPod to help get through her workout. But after reading recent reports associating the digital music player with hearing loss, she's begun being a little more careful. She now turns down the volume and uses the larger, more traditional headphones that are supposedly safer than the tiny...
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A gene variation that helps people live into their 90s and beyond also protects their memories, and the ability to think and learn new information, according to a study published recently in Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The gene variant alters the cholesterol particles in the blood, making them bigger than normal. Researchers believe that...
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Rita Bryan, JE Feature
You may decide that you're going to start exercising for a number of reasons, many of which may be "cosmetic" in nature. You may want to lose weight quickly, look better in your clothes and improve your overall appearance. Most of us know that we "should" exercise, so if it's something "we have to do," we may as well get...
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