Insights Into Life With Parkinson’s Disease

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Over 1 million Americans live with Parkinson’s disease (PD), and while some symptoms are easier to see — tremors, stiffness and slowness of movement — there are a range of harder-to-detect non-movement symptoms that can have an impact on daily life.

JLC Executive Director: Jewish Ideas Can Strengthen and Renew American Conservativism

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The Jewish Leadership Conference (JLC) aims to develop a new political and cultural vision for American Jewry, and to bring together Jews who believe that conservative ideas can help strengthen the Jewish people, the Jewish nation, and the American civic future. The JLC is organizing its second annual conference on Jews and Conservatism, which will take place on Oct. 28 in New York City. Kol HaBirah spoke to Jonathan Silver, executive director of the JLC, to learn more.

The Gift Within the ‘Days of Awe’

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With the High Holidays approaching, matters of life and death are naturally on our minds. The prayers of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur revolve around life; as the Talmud says, these days are uniquely solemn because the “Books of the Living and the Books of the Dead are open” as we stand in judgement before the Almighty.