Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Elul 7, 5774
By:
Aaron Passman, JE Feature
A 12-year-old student at a local Jewish day school has contracted and recovered from what may be the first case of swine flu in Philadelphia's Jewish community. Jay Leberman, headmaster of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School, sent a letter to parents June 5, reporting that a male student at the Robert Saligman Middle School in Elkins Park,...
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It can be a daunting task, even in these enlightened times
By:
Rita Charleston, JE Feature
As Emma (not her real name), one of my closest relatives, sat in bed preparing to spend another pain-filled day wondering what was wrong with her, she couldn't help but ask herself why so many doctors failed to diagnose her problem. "I think the thing that amazed me the most was that when I tried to explain my condition --...
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You probably thinks this story's about you, you narcissist you!
By:
​Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
The release of Narcissism Epidemic , by psychologists Jean Twenge and W. Keith Campbell, has caused quite a collective stir nationwide. Traits defining narcissism -- otherwise known as excessive self-love -- include vanity, materialism, overconfidence and a lack of consideration for others. According to the authors, those traits have become pervasive in American society today, contributing to the current economic...
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By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
As the swine-flu reports start to take less time on the news -- with Mexico reporting stability and Americans learning more the value of hand-washing -- this is still not the time to think that we're completely out of the woods. Health officials have gotten the word out about what's involved with this illness: Swine flu is a respiratory disease...
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By:
Sally Friedman, JE Feature
There will be no breakfast in bed this Mother's Day for Elaine Grobman. In fact, there will be no bed after 4 a.m., as this woman who has made philanthropy her lifelong career will be on her way to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, preparing to greet about 120,000 of her Mother's Day "guests" at the 19th annual Susan G...
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