Thursday, July 31, 2014 Av 4, 5774

Atlantic City: Wanting to serve convention-goers, but missing a bit when it comes to the tribe
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It's no secret that in recent years, Atlantic City has upped the ante in terms of shopping, entertainment and dining, and has undergone a transformation from regional gambling hub to bona fide national attraction. The thinking goes like this: The more there is to do, the longer folks will stay. Having Atlantic City perceived as a three- or four-day destination...
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Yet to one professor, it represents sheer gold
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
When taking a recreational dip in the ocean, swimmers tend to navigate around the seaweed. After all, it's green. It's slimy. And it seems that the best thing to do about such a gross substance, which is technically a form of algae, is to steer clear of it ... right? Avigad Vonshak would definitely disagree. He'd rather dive right in...
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Rachel Silverman and Jared Shelly
Who hasn't approached summer with a sense of trepidation, fearing those dreaded little words: bathing-suit season? And, at the same time, who hasn't also longed for the cool custard treats, backyard barbecues and greasy boardwalk fare that seem to be a requisite part of the heat? The great paradox of the season shows off its true colors at the New...
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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
Edward Mooney, 39, is an Irish Catholic native of South Philadelphia who heads the Communications Workers of America local 13000. Bernard Fisher, 57, serves as both the Philadelphia president of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, and as the citywide administrative organizer of the National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees. A Philadelphia resident, he is African-American and a...
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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
For the past 20 years, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote has required its students to take two courses on the study of other religions: one on Christianity and one on another religion. To continue that commitment to interfaith education, the college has received a $300,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, named for the well-known co-founder and editor-in-chief of...
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