Thursday, August 28, 2014 Elul 2, 5774

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Avi Romanoff spent months preparing to play the role of former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman in a mock school primary. The 15-year-old sophomore at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy in Bryn Mawr scoured the presidential hopeful's website and followed the political coverage. He also watched as many of the GOP presidential debates as he could, not only to learn...
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America's top male tennis pros have struggled on red clay, a surface that can cause even surefooted players to stumble, tending to reward patience and endurance, not power and aggression. Hard-serving Andy Roddick, for example, the best American men's player of the past decade, has never made it past the fourth round of the French Open, played on clay at...
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Susan Perloff, Jewish Exponent Feature
Nina Zucker has no children. Mostly that's OK. "But the major issue I have is that every Rosh Hashanah, rabbis focus on the Torah parshah about Hannah being childless and her prayers finally being answered by God," says Zucker. "And then they call on the young children in the congregation to come up to the bimah. So the message, clear...
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Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
It is interesting to note that The Secret Lives of Wives appeared in bookstores around the same time the television series Desperate Housewives began its final season this past fall. Though the hit show brought dark comedy and Hollywood sizzle to "what could go wrong" scenarios of suburban married life, Iris Krasnow's investigation of real-life long-term relationships brings the vow...
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No, but one of his swords is owned and exhibited by an intriguing Israeli glass museum
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Deborah Rubin Fields, Jewish Exponent Feature
Could Napoleon have had a Napoleon Complex? To answer this admittedly odd question, you'll have to visit the marine archaeology museum (known in Israel as the Glass Factory Museum) at Kibbutz Nahsholim, located between Caesarea and Haifa on the Mediterranean coast. At the museum, you'll be surprised to find the French emperor's sword. Amazingly, underwater archaeologists discovered this antique. In...
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