Saturday, August 23, 2014 Av 27, 5774

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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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
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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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