Daily Archives: August 26, 2015

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Brian Bendis’ Comic Books Transport Readers

About a year after his parents divorced, 6-year-old Brian Bendis arrived at the Passover seder clutching his drawing of Spider-Man and announced that he would be “the artist of Spider-Man.” His mother is amazed at how close he came to predicting his future. Today at 48, Brian doesn’t illustrate Spider-Man, but he does write the…

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Biz Ins & Outs

JFCS names Carrie Hoops executive director Carrie Hoops is the new executive director at Jewish Family & Child Service. Hoops has served as interim executive director since April 2014 and has been key in planning the recently announced consolidation of JFCS and Cedar Sinai Park, a human services agency in Portland focused on providing residential…

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Top 10 great reasons to love the Pomegranate

Pomegranates (rimonim in Hebrew) add color and symbolism to Rosh Hashanah tables worldwide Here’s why you should try one By Viva Sarah Press Pomegranate season is underway. Markets are teeming with this glorious red fruit, supermarket shelves are packed with pomegranate juices, and cosmetic stores are promoting pomegranate oil-infused creams. The fruit-with-a-crown is one of…

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How to eat a Pomegranate

Pomegranates add a splash of color, texture and flavor to many dishes. Photo by Anne Kleinberg Now that you know why you want to wrestle with this amazing fruit, check out recipes to enjoy the hard-earned nuggets of flavor in Jewish Life columnist Anne Kleinberg’s book Pomegranates: 70 Celebratory Recipes. Published by Ten Speed Press…

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New Year in the Fall

What does it mean to live in a country where the New Year is Rosh Hashanah rather than Jan. 1? Of course, if you are Jewish and care about Jewish traditions, Rosh Hashanah in Israel will provide you with a powerful sense of “group feeling” that comes from living in the only country in the world where…

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The Garden that Climbs Walls and Feeds You

“The future is edible landscaping,” predicts CEO of Israel’s GreenWall By Karin Kloosterman Israel21c Israeli gardening prophet Guy Barness sees two ways that people will grow food in the not-so-distant future: “Outside the cities at big farms like they do today, and the other way, which is not so common right now, will be urban…

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Technological fountain of youth for skin?

Tel Aviv University researcher harnesses pulsed electric fields to rejuvenate skin Distributed by American Friends of Tel Aviv University Americans spend more than $10 billion a year on products and surgery in their quest to find a “fountain of youth,” with little permanent success. Botulinum toxin — notably Botox — which smooths lines and wrinkles…

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