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Ryan E. Smith

Dina Garcia with her husband, Daniel, and son, Brandon. Photo courtesy of Dina Garcia

A special education

When Dina Garcia was born, she was blue and not breathing. Ten months later, her parents learned she has cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder ...
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‘Frank’s Weiler’s Deli’ knows the mechanics of a great meal

Not every restaurant can boast a menu designed by an engineer. But the Shah of Iran, fate and a love of cooking conspired to make Frank Mesriani ...
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Move over, pizza! It’s burger time — and much more — at Orange Delite

What’s harder than answering the question, “Where’s Waldo”? How about trying to find an orange listed on the menu of Orange Delite and ...
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We’ve always been a startup nation

Every day, I walk around my house thankful for Jews. I wake up and check the time on my cell phone, thanks to Martin Cooper, who led the ...
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Holy midrash, Batman!

I’ve always loved art in all its forms. I have a thing for Jews who rock, for example, and for Jews who mime, like Marcel Marceau (but we don’t ...
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