Friday, August 29, 2014 Elul 3, 5774

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Robert Strauss
REFLECTIONS One day in the spring of my daughter Ella's fifth-grade year, the dad of one of her friends showed up at our front door unannounced. I suspected the worst: girl backbiting, shoplifting, cheating in school. Little did I know that it was worse than that. It was the Grim Reaper of the B Team crossing our threshold. This dad...
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Excitement for fans whose eyes glaze over at doughnuts
Let them eat -- doughnuts! Krispy Kreme has opened a certified kosher franchise in the heart of Center City Philadelphia. The new store, located at 41 S. 16th St., opened with considerable fanfare in recent months, greeted by a long line, including, at its front, a man who had been there since 4 p.m. the previous day, 14 hours before...
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Becca Greenberg squinted at the tiny lettering on her smartphone web browser, searching for the answers to a sheet of scavenger hunt clues that would soon take the Chestnut Hill 18-year-old and a team of fellow freshmen at Temple University's Hillel on a four-hour exploration of Center City. It's move-in day, but Greenberg and 25 others paid extra to unload...
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Marshal Davis is in the process of planning a Labor Day Weekend gathering at his parents' home in Margate, N.J. However, it is not a barbeque; it is a literal celebration of life, and Davis and his family hope it will have far-reaching effects. The event -- a donor drive -- is being planned in collaboration with the Gift of...
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Will a Palestinian unilateral declaration of independence at the United Nations -- perhaps coupled with mass demonstrations in the Middle East and even more violence on the ground -- spark anti-Israel activism on college campuses locally and nationally? While no one knows quite what to expect, either on the world stage or on campuses, student activists and professional advocates have...
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