Thursday, August 28, 2014 Elul 2, 5774

Team Philadelphia struck gold, silver and bronze as 150 teen­agers from the region competed in this year's JCC Maccabi Games. The youths traveled to Memphis, Houston and Rockland, N.Y., to participate in a wide range of sporting events.
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Julia Cohen doesn't usually wear jewelry on the tennis court, but if she can find a Star of David necklace that feels comfortable enough, she says she'll wear it when she plays at the U.S. Open in Flushing, N.Y., later this month. Cohen, 23, a native of Philadelphia's Fairmount neighborhood, will enter her first Grand Slam event as a wild...
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Jews are no strangers at baseball games, especially around here. But the fifth annual Jewish Heritage Night at the Phillies on Aug. 7 gave members of the tribe an extra excuse to flaunt their pride. Before the game, martial artists, musicians and Israeli folk dancers invited passersby to join them just outside Citizens Bank Park in South Philly. Inside the...
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How today’s dads 
are rocking the cradle.
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Chicken soup is on the stove, a roast and kugel are in the oven, the table is set, candles and challah are in place, the house in Elkins Park is reasonably tidy and the six children are reasonably clean. The Coe family is ready to welcome Shabbat — as soon as Mom Jennifer comes home from work. Preparing for Shabbat...
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Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Who knew?! Orthodox Jews rank highest in happiness among the religious while liberal Jews score well among their counterparts in a recent survey focused on contentment. The Gallup Poll reports that religious Jews score the highest on emotional and physical health well-being indexes applied by researchers Frank Newport, Dan Witters and Sangeeta Agrawal. While people within more liberal branches of...
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