Friday, August 29, 2014 Elul 3, 5774

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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For decades, the Anti-Defamation League has opposed school vouchers on the grounds that such a policy could dent the wall separating church and state by steering public dollars toward religious schools. But now, lay leaders in Philadelphia are leading the charge for the influential national organization, which has long advocated for strict church-state separation, to reverse course. The argument, according...
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After 40 years, Lee Ducat and her diabetes foundation mark major triumphs
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David C. Friedman, JE Feature
In 1965, at the age of 9, Lee Ducat's son, Larry, was diagnosed with the most pernicious form of diabetes, Type 1, or Juvenile Diabetes, a disease in which the pancreas is unable to produce enough needed insulin on its own. Ducat, unhappy with the diagnosis, decided to become proactive, and embarked on a mission that began with the founding...
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