Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Tishri 28, 5775

Jared Shelly

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For 81-year-old Estelle Cohen, who lives by herself in a small apartment in Northeast Philadelphia, life can be lonely. Her children and grandchildren are all grown up, and while she does regularly talk with her family, day to day she often finds herself alone. When her doorbell rings on Thursday afternoons, however, Cohen knows she'll be in for a little...
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Dan Rottenberg wants to bring a level of refinement to critiquing the arts in Philadelphia - and he doesn't think he's alone. "I had an idea there was an audience - I guess I would call it a highbrow audience - that none of the other media outlets are serving," said the 63-year-old. To address that community, the man launched...
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When America went to war in Iraq in March 2003 with the goal of uncovering weapons of mass destruction, the concept of a pre-emptive strike - of self-defense from an attack a country believes to be eminent - was parleyed around in political circles. Indeed, on a conceptual level, Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz, who spoke to 200 people...
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As a football player, Alan Veingrad followed a strict training regiment to get himself from 215 pounds at the end of high school - undersized for an offensive lineman - to a solid 290 pounds during the prime of his career in the National Football League. "Everything was laid out. How many repetitions [to do], how much weight goes on...
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Judy Poliakoff believes that she can make math fun, not an easy chore considering that many high-schoolers find the subject notoriously dull. Her approach is to use tailor-made projects to make computations of all sorts more interesting, more hands-on. This is an educational strategy she used as a teacher at Roxborough High School during her almost 30-year career. She retired...
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