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BY Joshua Runyan
September 11, 2014

By Lesléa Newman Abrams Books for Young Readers, 48 pages A holiday-specific children’s book is always a good bet for those looking to soothe a tired toddler in the days before Rosh Hashanah, but in writing “Here is the World,” author Lesléa Newman is taking a different approach to Jewish bedtime reading. By focusing on CONTINUE »

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BY JTA
September 11, 2014

JERUSALEM — All women of Ashkenazi descent should be screened from age 30 for the BRCA gene mutation that causes breast cancer, an Israeli study recommends. The study, by a research team headed by Ephrat Levy-Lahad of Shaare Zedek Medical Center, was published last Friday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences CONTINUE »

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BY Neal Gendler
September 4, 2014

By Lucinda Franks Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 390 pages If opposites attract, it’s little wonder that recovering radical Lucinda Franks and respected and feared district attorney Robert Morgenthau — poster children for May-December marriage — cling to each other as if welded. They met in 1973 during an interview. She was 26, a Christian Vassar CONTINUE »

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BY Hillel Kuttler/JTA
September 4, 2014

If you’re going to Brent Delman’s home in the New York City suburb of Yonkers on the first day of Rosh Hashanah, don’t expect to see the typical meat menu. Delman and his physician wife, Patricia, plan to host a dairy lunch on the first day that features casseroles and quiches. The meal also will CONTINUE »

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September 4, 2014

Sharon and Dani Zuckerbrod: Chaim is very excited bout his first day of chool. He’s two years old and can’t wait. We are the proud Bubbie and father. Isaac Reitberger: I’m most excited about seeing my friends, and my school’s new building. I go to Ohr Chodesh, and my favorite subject is spelling. Larisa Waxman: I am excited CONTINUE »