Daily Archives: January 2, 2014

Should vegan be the new kosher?

Adam and Eve did it. Why shouldn’t we? At least that’s the feeling among a growing crowd within Judaism who feel that a vegan lifestyle isn’t just a healthy choice for our bodies, it’s also an ethical choice that embodies the Jewish ideal of compassionately “healing the world” – tikkun olam. Rabbi Boris Dolin, associate…

Man on a mission: stand on your own two feet!

What makes Dr. Howard Feldman very, very happy? Seeing patients walk out of his office. Dr. Feldman is the founder and medical director of the Interventional Cardiology Program at Shaw Heart and Vascular Center in Roseburg. He is certified in cardiology, interventional cardiology, vascular medicine and endovascular medicine, and the center provides comprehensives services for…

Oregon Symphony Presents Itzhak Perlman

Most musicians tend to reduce their professional engagements as they age. Not Itzhak Perlman. If anything, Perlman has increased his activities. In addition to his 40-plus years as one of the world’s premier violinists, in recent years he has returned to his alma mater – Juilliard – to teach. He’s also embarked on a second…

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Appearing at the Oregon Symphony: Emanuel Ax

The Oregon Symphony welcomes pianist Emanuel Ax. Ax has an unusual double feature: he plays Johan Sebastian Bach’s Concerto for Keyboard in D minor, BWV 1052, alongside Richard Strauss’ Burleske for Piano and Orchestra with the Oregon Symphony on Jan. 11-13. Ax combines unsurpassed musicianship with a self-effacing, almost diffident approach to making music, whether…

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Ask Helen

This year, commit to changing one trait that impacts your life. Dear Helen: How can I make this year better than the last one? Mostly, I hate my job. But in general I feel: Stuck Dear Stuck: After the echoes of “Auld Lang Syne” have faded, any resolutions you may have made will sound a…

Tu B’Shevat: New Year of the Trees

Tu B’Shevat, or the “New Year of the Trees,” comes early this year, arriving at sunset on Jan. 16. Reckoning by the Hebrew calendar however, it will be right on time as Tu B’Shevat literally means the 15th of (the Hebrew month of) Shevat. From the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil in the…

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