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  • Can MRI save lives?

    By Adam Wills

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    In 2003, Leslie Berlin was training six days a week, two hours a day as a figure skater. Two years earlier, while taking lessons with her twin sister, she fell in love with the sport. At 37, she started entering competitions at an age when most professionals hang up their skates....
  • Loud and Proud Mizrachi Voices

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    May 13, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "The Flying Camel: Essays on Identity by Women of North African and Middle Eastern Jewish Heritage," edited by Loolwa Khazzoom (Seal Press, $16.95)

    On the last night before her family would flee Libya in 1967, Gina Bublil Waldman recalls that she had to choose between taking her...

  • Genetic Mutations Linked to Cancer

    By Peter Ephross

    October 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    More information about health can only help -- even if the information isn't so positive.

    That seems to be the lesson of a new study confirming that Ashkenazi Jewish women with particular genetic mutations have a high risk of contracting breast cancer.

    But the effects can be...

  • Chuppot by Design

    By Rahel Musleah

    July 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Before the wedding of her son, Michael, Elsa Wachs sent invitations to almost 50 family members. They weren't invitations to share the upcoming simcha -- not just yet -- but a request to contribute to the chuppah she was designing.

    "You, our family, are very precious to us," she...

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