Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775

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Just before academics at Temple University formally welcomed a visiting Israeli scholar last week, students crowded into the Hillel building to munch on samples from a brand-new kosher cafe. "Dude, habañero mustard!" Twenty-year-old Scott Rosnov waved a roast-beef sandwich toward a friend. "That's what I want!" Rosnov said he doesn't usually keep kosher, but "when the opportunity arises, I do,...
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Phillies left their hits in San Francisco: Can fans now leave behind their sorrow?
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
The Phillies' near-perfect 2010 season provided Philadelphians a potent adrenaline shot of pride, hope and glory. Although they did not go all the way -- no Giant killers, after all -- can their fans carry the boost into post-season reality? Or will they be plagued by what is known as sports depression? The general consensus of experts interviewed for this...
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After mounting pressure on the administration of Lincoln University to repudiate the views of a longtime literature professor who has called for the destruction of Israel and promoted Holocaust denial, the university issued a statement calling the professor's views "an insult to all decent people." The controversy surrounds Palistani-born Kaukab Siddique, a tenured professor at the state-funded, historically black college...
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Stop the presses! William Randolph Hearst's legacy is of near-unprintable grandeur
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George Medovoy, JE Feature
William Randolph Hearst ran a newspaper empire in the days when newspapers were king. Today, his creative energy lives on at La Cuesta Encantada -- the Enchanted Hill, his famous castle filled with art and antiques near San Simeon on the Central Coast between Los Angeles and San Francisco, which he shared at the end of his life with longtime...
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Local ophthalmic surgeon and a patient offer insight in new exhibit
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Rachel Vigoda , JE Feature
French artist Edgar Degas, at age 36 in 1870, was serving in the National Guard during the Franco-Prussian war when he picked up a rifle, sighted it and realized he couldn't aim because of a blind spot in his right eye. His vision grew worse. Between 1886 and 1905, Degas drew three similar pastels of a woman, titled with variations...
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