Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774

Popular Argentine attraction offers intoxicating invitation
By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
What makes Mendoza, Argentina (the state and city) so memorable is that its charm and sophistication sneak up on you. As you first drive into it, the environment looks a little industrial and sleepy. However, a short walk and a few right turns from the Sheraton Mendoza, and you're in the midst of a lively pedestrian mall anchored by Sarmiento...
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These women did -- and their lives changed forever
By:
Nan Myers, JE Feature
Woman plans and God laughs. You meet someone, fall in love and then ... well, despite the above twist on a Jewish proverb, sometimes you actually can get what you hoped for. Of course, in order to even meet someone, you have to be in the right place physically, emotionally and mentally. The lives of the Jewish women whose stories...
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By:
Aaron Passman, JE Feature
As the sun set over the beach the day before Memorial Day, five young professionals had passed up the sand and surf, and instead were lounging on the back patio. With drinks nearby in coolers and kosher meat simmering on the grill, the group -- clad in shorts, sundresses, flip-flops and sunglasses -- leaned forward in their folding chairs and...
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By:
Ann Rappoport, JE Feature
Dan Gottlieb described it as "the most excruciating pain" he'd ever felt. He wasn't referring to the physical agony of his broken neck, or to the terrible brace that kept his head nearly locked to his chest for six months, or to the many times his devastating injuries nearly brought him to death's door. The pain Gottlieb referred to was...
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Israeli anthropologist studies the issue and controversies surrounding it
By:
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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