Friday, September 4, 2015 Elul 20, 5775
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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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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
For a guy who is astute or caring enough to notice that a woman's behavior might be signs of anorexia, bulimia or another eating disorder, it may only be the tip of the iceberg. This recognition might be lifesaving, but a solution with treatment and therapy will not occur overnight, according to Lauren Strobeck, program coordinator of the Eating Disorders...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Each year for the past 10 years, thousands of young people in their late teens and early 20s have participated in one of Birthright Israel's free, 10-day educational trips to the Jewish state. The hope has always been that, by the end of the journey, these Diaspora visitors will develop strong ties to the Jewish state -- and to Judaism...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Step inside the Swiss Haus Bakery on 19th Street these days, and you'll be confronted with warm smells and homey aromas. But if things go the way Jon Erlbaum hopes they will, before long, visitors will be met by warm feelings and a sense of community -- along with certain traditional cafe scents. Erlbaum serves as executive director of the...
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