Sunday, November 23, 2014 Kislev 1, 5775

There are bracelets for nearly every cause these days, jump-started by one of the originals -- the Lance Armstrong "Livestrong" yellow rubber bracelets to raise awareness for cancer. Locally, Tikvah/Advocates for the Jewish Mentally Ill just unveiled a bracelet that recognizes their platform. Handmade from semiprecious stones, natural stones, silver and metal, the bracelets will help raise money for the...
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Aaron Passman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Although air fares have dropped significantly since last summer, the cost of a single, round-trip ticket to Israel will still set you back about $1,000. Unless, that is, you're between the ages of 18 and 26, in which case it's gratis -- assuming that you can actually get a slot and a seat. Demand for the free, 10-day trips provided...
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Adam Pardes, set to graduate from Abington Senior High School this month, recalled that he'd never felt a strong tie to the Reform synagogue he'd attended until he became a Bar Mitzvah. In fact, he said he'd never been entirely comfortable with theistic language or the concept of God. Still, he wanted to continue the connection, so his parents searched...
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A little breaking news from Little Girl Land: May 31 marked the debut of the first Jewish American Girl doll. Each American Girl represents a momentous era in U.S. history, as well as a girl's place in it. Founded in 1986, American Girl has sold some 16 million dolls. The company now has magazines, books, movies and showcase stores. I...
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As long as her parents can remember, Leah Horowitz had always been drawn to adventure and fascinated with the wider world. The Elkins Park native caught the "Africa bug" during a college semester in Zimbabwe; since then, she logged substantial time in Ghana and South Africa, focusing on issues such as sustainable agriculture, good governance and the role that gender...
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