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NY Jewish couple film autobiographical romantic comedy for <$15K

March 31, 2010

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Op-Ed Columnist – The Sandra Bullock Trade

March 30, 2010

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Two things happened to Sandra Bullock this month. First, she won an Academy Award for best actress. Then came the news reports claiming that her husband is an adulterous jerk. So the philosophic question of the day is: Would you take that as a deal? Would you exchange a tremendous professional triumph for a severe […]

Judaism 101: How to count the Omer contemplatively with Kabbalah

March 29, 2010

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The ten sephirot (emanations of the Divine). kabbalah5.com Pesach or Passover which we begin celebrating tonight marks the start of an eight dayholiday. However tomorrow night we start counting the 49 days that begin with Pesach and end with Shavuot: the 49 days between the exodus from Egypt and the revelation at Sinai. We call […]

A New Tradition at the White House – the Seder

March 27, 2010

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Child Receives Trachea Organ Transplant Created With Own Stem Cells | Singularity Hub

March 23, 2010

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A 10 year old boy received a new trachea grown from his own stem cells attached to a colagen scaffold. Doctors at the Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) along with colleagues at the University College London, the Royal Free Hospital, and Careggi University Hospital in Florence have successfully transplanted a trachea into a 10 year […]

Judaism 101: A brief history of Pesach

March 23, 2010

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In Jerusalem ultra-Orthodox Jewish men prepare matza, an unleavened bread eaten during Pesach. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty) Pesach (or Passover) is one of three Jewish holidays that began as harvest festivals, evolved into pilgrimage holidays during the Second Temple period, and are now celebrated in the home as well as in synagogue. In a commentary he […]

10 THINGS EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT HEALTH CARE REFORM (via moveon.org)

March 22, 2010

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10 THINGS EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT HEALTH CARE REFORM 1. Once reform is fully implemented, over 95% of Americans will have health insurance coverage, including 32 million who are currently uninsured.2 2. Health insurance companies will no longer be allowed to deny people coverage because of preexisting conditions—or to drop coverage when people become […]