Sunday, December 21, 2014 Kislev 29, 5775

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Rachel Vigoda, Jewish Exponent Feature
Stuttering, or stammering, as the British call it (as anyone who has seen "The King's Speech" would know), affects almost 1 percent of the world's population, according to the National Stuttering Association. That figure includes about 3 million Americans. But while Colin Firth's stammering King George VI in the multiple Oscar-nominated "The King's Speech" is enticing audiences on its way...
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Birthright Israel NEXT, the nonprofit agency designed to continue engaging the young adults who took advantage of the agency's free trips to Israel after they return home, is downsizing and reshaping its operations in Philadelphia. Though details are still being finalized, officials say NEXT will be revived this winter in partnership with the volunteer-run Moishe House and Tribe 12, a...
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Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
In the late 1990s, when dot-com youth culture was in full swing and I was dating a nice Jewish programmer from nearby Silicon Valley, there were frequent jaunts to the Haight and Filmore West to drink in a taste of American pop culture and a groovy show that only San Francisco could offer. We spent many a Chanukah at Union...
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How to explain the inexplicable loss of an infant
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Lori Samlin Miller. Jewish Exponent Feature
Unfathomable is the word that springs to mind when describing the loss of a child. After his 2-month-old daughter passed away, Seth Clyman's world was shattered, his life turned upside-down. Even before the shivah that would bring his family and friends to comfort him, we learn a lot about the narrator of this story in Touching the World of Angels...
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Dribbling the soccer ball at a full sprint across the expanse of green turf, Zach Pfeffer treads so lightly and moves so quickly that the ball passes almost imperceptibly from one foot to the other. The 16-year-old makes the drill appear as effortless as breathing. Normally, such a display of skill and fitness would make the Upper Dublin High School...
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