Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Elul 7, 5774
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Gail Shister, JE Feature
Jonathan Gilad, 24, works on Capitol Hill, studied at yeshiva in Israel, attends Orthodox services at least twice a week and has never tasted a cheeseburger. Cornell freshman Annie Bass, 18, prays throughout the day -- including before and after meals -- and is known around campus as "the girl in the kippot." Matt Feczko, 21, a junior at the...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
Over the past few years, I have gone to so many social situations by myself that I forgot how much better it is having a buddy by my side. This revelation came a couple of months ago, when I attended a party with a friend, a young guy formerly associated with my office. We met up in New York City...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
Four women in gowns recently hovered over me while I was on my back. Before you think this is some sort of sordid story more suited for the pages of an adult magazine, let me explain ... The women were nurses. The gowns were hospital garb. And I was on my back because I passed out in the middle of...
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By:
Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
My introduction to the group hinged on my clue: "car-crash competition." If they got this clue for the game Cranium Hoopla, perhaps I would be in. Well, I was already in, sort of. But my acceptance really hinged on my ability to construct an alliterative clue to an off-the-wall thing for this game, a mix of Pictionary, charades and Trivial...
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The weeks following the war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip may seem like a particularly inauspicious time to start up an organization devoted to advancing the cause of peace in the Middle East. However, a group of University of Pennsylvania students -- both Jewish and Arab -- feel that there may be no better time to give...
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