Monday, May 30, 2016 Iyyar 22, 5776
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Pong ? Try again. Tetris ? No way. Today's video games are a far cry from what they were even a few years ago, let alone a decade or two. As technology has progressed and gaming has become more interactive, games have become bigger business and a larger part of the culture. Educators have responded in kind, and the Entertainment...
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Beneviste "Benny" Natan calls himself a "regular guy" who just happens to spend his days working on a particularly challenging problem: How to build a better weapon. Natan runs the Missile Pro-pulsion Laboratory at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa. On September 19, he told a Center City audience -- about 45 local donors to Israel's oldest institute of...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Talking trash in sports is an accepted part of the culture, but a recent anti-Semitic incident at Lower Merion High School took it too far. Last week, Lower Merion was scheduled to play rivals from Strath Haven High School in Wallingford, and a group of students -- and possible alumni and community members -- were swapping some trash talk on...
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When David Magerman was a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania, his father died suddenly. Although raised in a Jewish household, Magerman's Jewish education did not prepare him well enough to mourn his father according to Jewish law. He didn't think it was necessary to say Kaddish or to sit shiva. "I feel as if I failed in my responsibilities...
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