Saturday, September 20, 2014 Elul 25, 5774

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Diane McManus, Jewish Exponent Feature
Imagine you are a young adult from Eastern Europe. You have just moved to a new country, must adjust to a new language, currency, form of government and a host of other details that face a newcomer. Add to this the need to launch a career. Imagine, too, that you have arrived alone, leaving family and friends behind. You don't...
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Standing with his arms crossed, Zion Bakshi gazed at a collage of photos and clippings harkening back to his life as a wrestling champion. Back then, more than 50 years ago, wrestling in Israel didn't pay the bills, so he traded in his beloved sport to study engineering in Philadelphia. But the 75-year-old Center City resident still mulls over his...
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Diane McManus, Jewish Exponent Feature
Your 17-year-old son is healthy enough. He could stand to exercise more -- video games take up more of his time than you'd like -- and he enjoys the usual teen-age treats -- burgers, fries, ice cream. Yet his weight is normal, and he has a Body Mass Index of 23, within the normal range, which is thought to be...
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Dayna Stein, Jewish Exponent Feature
Summer surprise? Located at the southernmost tip of Israel, Eilat is a majestic port city that is home to beautiful beaches, a vast coral reef, and, surprisingly, a large population of local and migratory birds. Bordering the Red Sea, Eilat can give a vacationer the feel of a tropical resort, as well as of a cosmopolitan and modern city: Travelers...
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Cameras! Lights! Jerusalem? Yes, Jerusalem: The holy city is reeling with movie action, awaiting the 28th annual Jerusalem Film Festival next month. Set to unspool for a 10-day run beginning on July 7, the festival may be 7,000 miles from Hollywood but close to the hearts of cineastes for its taste of the world's best. Late Philadelphian Jack Wolgin gave...
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