Sunday, July 5, 2015 Tammuz 18, 5775

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Fred D. Snitzer - JE Feature
The strong stock-market performance during the first month of the year unleashed an avalanche of commentary from prognosticators in the financial community. Peering through their financial magnifying glasses - like geekier versions of Sherlock Holmes - they look earnestly for patterns from the past to help them divine the future. Is there a relationship, they ask, between a good first...
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The "V" is more than "Vendetta": It stands for victory at the box office. And that's familiar turf for its star, whose "Star Wars" history and Oscar nod for "Closer" has her closing in on Hollywood superstardom. Natalie Portman, whose professional career was aced in her early starring role in "The Professional," professes an affinity for her role in the...
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Lynn Nottage is quite the designing woman. For up there, on stage, is the tapestry of her talent, a take on humanity that is a quiltwork on black/Jewish relations as much as it is a civil look at strides in civil rights. Nottage is on intimate terms with the threadlines of "Intimate Apparel": It is all based on the playwright's...
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Although sex and religion are considered by some faiths to be an unholy alliance, Rabbi Dennis Ross feels that, overall, Judaism holds the act in a favorable light. "Sex is not inherently evil," Ross said to about 50 people last week at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park. "At times, sex is a mitzvah." The talk, titled "When Sex...
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Frank Rosci- JE Feature
Is it possible that recipients of organ transplants can suddenly begin to exhibit donor characteristics, even novel personality traits? Or is this phenomenon - even though well-documented in the popular press - aligned more with the realm of science fiction than science fact? Given that each and every cell in the human body is genetically complete, is there any chance...
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