Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Av 3, 5774

Israeli anthropologist studies the issue and controversies surrounding it
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Daphna Berman, JE Feature
What motivates a surrogate mother to carry a baby that is not genetically related to her through nine months of pregnancy, only to give the child up just moments after it's born? Elly Teman, an Israeli anthropologist at the University of Pennsylvania, has been researching this question -- and other issues relating to surrogacy -- for the past decade. In...
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A perfect place -- if Carrie were into shoals not shoes
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Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
Were there a sitcom about San Diego, it could easily be called "Surf, Sex and the City." Surf, because the beaches are magnificent. Miles of soft sand and gently tumbling waves adorn the coastline, which is fringed with palm trees and majestic sandstone bluffs. Sex, because there are hard-bodied, muscular men playing volleyball on the beach and sitting shirtless on...
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Émigré earned a J.D., became a banker, and is now one of the 'Top 40 Under 40'
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Aaron Dalton, JE Feature
Newspapers and books typically present history as a story of politicians, generals and revolutions. The 1991 implosion of the Soviet Union thus gets written as the story of Mikhail Gorbachev, of Boris Yeltsin and the Communist putsch. But that simplistic history glosses over the personal stories of millions of individuals whose lives were turned upside-down by the tides of history,...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Philadelphia may be a sports town, but for more than two decades, the city's teams just couldn't seem to close the deal at the championship level. That was then; this is now. Starting with the Phillies' back-to-back trips to the World Series -- and now the Flyers heading to Chicago to start the Stanley Cup Finals -- it's clear that...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
If you spent this past Sunday gearing up for the Flyers' 6-0 rout of the Canadiens in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, then you were focused on perhaps the weekend's second most competitive athletic competition. The top slot? The honor goes to a much younger bunch -- more than 500 strong -- between the ages of 10 and 12, all of...
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