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Father-Daughter Duo Pen a Book and Make a Big Bang of Their Own

A little more than a year ago, David Prutchi, a bio­medical engineer, approached his daughter with an unusual proposal -- to write a book...
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Bedside Story

Can Howard Gordon provide a wake-up call for NBC?He's trying; it helps that he's executive producer for Awake, an alarm-bell bombshell of a show that...
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Off Stage But He Still Has a Lot To Say

Longtime communal lead­er Theodore "Ted" Mann laughed with his mouth full when asked if he really believes that voting Republican is inconsistent with Jewish...
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Screen Savers?

High school and middle school English class staples -- from William Shakespeare to Mark Twain to Ernest Hemingway -- now exist in the e-book...
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Practicing What He Teaches

Andy Walker may not know what each of his students is doing during summer vacation, but they would not say the same. That's because...
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Remembering Yoni Netanyahu

Entebbe. Even now, 36 years later, this one word has the ability to immediately conjure competing emotions of dread and pride. For seven days in...
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South Philly Synagogue Opens Doors to Cutting-Edge Contemporary Art

"There's a feeling that this is the next Brooklyn," Saul Sudin said, gesturing to the South Philadelphia neighborhood right outside Congregation Shivtei Yeshuron Ezras...
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Up in the Sky? More Down to Earth: ‘Super Granny’!

WHAM! BAM! POW? Put a SOCK in it, Arona Reiner gently states about the state of action comic books. She took action to do...
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The Personal and the Political

Throughout his life in politics, former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter often invoked the name of his Yiddish-speaking father, Harry, who left czarist Russia in...
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‘Crowdsourcing’ as Key to the Meaning of Life

Humanity has been searching for "the meaning of life" from the beginning of time, but it could be argued that today -- with global...