Thursday, July 24, 2014 Tammuz 26, 5774

Gibraltar: home to a blend of influences
By:
Jonathan Williams, JE Feature
The Rock of Gibraltar is a place rich in history -- with traces of human existence dating as far back as the age of the Neanderthals. There has been a longstanding battle between Spain and Britain for sovereignty of the place, set in southwestern Europe; and a unanimous vote by the people of Gibraltar to remain under British rule rendered...
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Do hunks have more fun? Want latke lovin'?
By:
David C. Friedman, JE Feature
Women looking for a casual relationship with men much prefer the Rocky or Rambo look to the doughboy physique. However, for women seeking a longer-term relationship, the Jack Black look is in, according to a psychological study. "Contextual Influences on Interpersonal Complementarity," published in an issue of Social Psychology Bulletin, focused on how settings and role status moderated the relationship...
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By:
Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
Even though Santa will probably not be coming to your house (for obvious reasons), that does not mean that you have to sit at home alone and be bored. Christmas Eve, widely considered the biggest night of the year for Jewish singles, promises a host of opportunities to get out and dance -- or, at the very least, just get...
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The Politz Hebrew Academy, an Orthodox day school in Northeast Philadelphia, learned last month that it received the coveted accreditation it had sought from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, a more-than-100-year-old nonprofit organization. The accreditation process took more than two years and entailed extensive evaluations of the school by both insiders and outside experts. "This is an...
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There's now a spectacular reminder that the city is far from a museum piece
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Yocheved Miriam Russo, JE Feature
Overhead, projected stars that herald the world's creation mingle with the real stars that shine down on Jerusalem. Below, thousands of visitors sit in awe, as they take a personal trip through Jerusalem's glorious and often pain-filled history. For 45 minutes even little children sit spellbound, gazing at the three-dimensional images that make it seem real, as though it's happening...
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