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Israel invites you to pedal with purpose, hike for hope

by Michele Chabin

19 hours ago

Hikers, many of them over the age of 50, have helped Tsad Kadima, an organization that helps Israelis with cerebral palsy, raise morethan $300,000. Photo courtesy of Tsad Kadima

Three years ago, Betsy Diamant-Cohen had a double knee replacement. Once healed, the Baltimore resident got on a bicycle and slowly built up her strength to the point that she recently... read full article

  • An instrumental leader

    by Claudia Boyd-Barrett

    21 hours ago

    Howard Banchik will tell you there’s a lot more to music and learning to play an instrument than meets the ears.

    The co-founder of real-estate investment firm Westwood Financial Corp. in Los Angeles and member of University Synagogue in Brentwood credits learning to play music as...

  • Loss turns to gain with young at heart

    By Ayala Or-el

    23 hours ago

    After her mother passed away a little over a year ago, Ofra Bennun watched her father slowly begin to decline. After 62 years of a loving marriage, it was hard for Israel Knan, 83, to be alone. 

    So Bennun made sure that he wasn’t, creating a 60-plus club for Israeli seniors like...

  • Swinging with The 5th Dementia

    by Roberto Loiederman

    3 weeks ago

    Twice a week, four older men get together to make music. There may be nothing unusual about that, but aging has not been kind to them: To varying degrees, they’ve been affected by dementia or Parkinson’s disease. 

    Nevertheless, when they get together and play standards from the...

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  • ‘Sleepless in America’ reveals eye-opening truth about lack of sleep

    by Gerri Miller

    3 weeks ago

    Can’t fall asleep? Not getting enough sleep? You’re not alone, and that sleep deprivation may be causing a lot more damage than you realize.

    Waking up earlier, going to bed later and getting far less sleep than our bodies require not only makes us tired and unable to function, it...

  • Daughter finds the write words from dad

    by Rachel Heller Zaimont

    3 weeks ago

    My father rarely wrote anything down. Take birthday cards, for example: While my mother would embellish the printed message with sweet, loving passages and hand-drawn hearts, my father’s heavy script only appeared at the bottom, where he signed his name. It seemed strange for a man...

  • Saving money on retirement fees

    by Brian Blum, Israel21c

    3 weeks ago

    When the Israeli crowdsourced traffic app Waze was acquired by Google for close to $1 billion last year, co-founder Uri Levine had a choice to make: Continue with his creation at Google or look for the next sexy segment to be democratized by the power of the crowd. He chose to move...

  • A passion for antique purses

    By Elyse Glickman

    October 23, 2014 | 11:02 am

    Lori Blaser’s home is a shrine to women’s handbags. With 2,500 pieces in her collection — the oldest of which dates back to the 16th century — she displays her treasures with the eye of a skilled interior decorator (which she is). Beaded and mesh bags nonchalantly dangle from the...

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