Saturday, April 19, 2014 Nisan 19, 5774

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Jan L. Apple, JE Feature
The words voiced to many Jewish parents are too familiar: "Why do I have to go to Hebrew school? It's so boring; I'm not learning anything." Through research and population studies over the last few years, such sentiments have become a wake-up call to the Jewish community. With 80 percent of Jewish youth receiving their formal religious training in supplemental...
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hundreds of people die each year from heat stroke - as we know from recent headlines across the country, which have noted the toll of this summer's sweltering weather. Among the most vulnerable are the elderly, the very young and the infirm. "Knowing how to prevent and care for heat stroke...
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
She went with her classmates to the lovely island of Aruba, and it’s been two months since high school senior Natalee Holloway was last seen as part of a graduation trip. But even with the mystery of her whereabouts hanging like a dark cloud over her family, friends, tourists and the people of Aruba, this island is still considered a...
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With her latest victory, Morgan Pressel takes a swing at the future
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Morgan Pressel stood on the green just feet from the 18th hole. For any other competitor, this might be a tense moment, fraught with anticipation. But just as she''d done over the course of the last three days, the Jewish teen took a calm swing of her putter, and the ball rolled right into its target. Pressel breezily walked off...
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Clank. The aluminum bat made sharp contact with the leather-covered softball, thrown so slowly that it seemed to momentarily hang in the summer air before being driven toward the dirt. The hitter's teammates could tell by the high-pitched sound that he didn't get all of it. So 71-year-old Jim Brody tossed the bat aside and made his best effort at...
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