Monday, December 22, 2014 Kislev 30, 5775

Teens and seniors revisit a topic of 'embarrassment'
By:
Rachel Lesser, JE Feature
Nearly 50 women gathered at the Bucks Country Free Library in Doylestown in mid-March to hear a panel of speakers revisit "Sex and the Single Girl." Moderated by Eleanor Levie, chairwoman of the National Council of Jewish Women for Greater Philadelphia -- one of the event sponsors; others included the League of Women Voters and Planned Parenthood, both of Bucks...
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By:
Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
Four women in gowns recently hovered over me while I was on my back. Before you think this is some sort of sordid story more suited for the pages of an adult magazine, let me explain ... The women were nurses. The gowns were hospital garb. And I was on my back because I passed out in the middle of...
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By:
David C. Friedman, JE Feature
Philadelphia is famous for much in history -- Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Benjamin Franklin to name a few. One thing it is not well known for, but should be, is the creativity that goes into the art of furniture design and craftsmanship. For the past 15 years, Joshua Markel has been attempting to correct that. An accomplished furniture maker...
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Or, when it comes to fertility implants and births, is it too much?
By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
With the births of octuplets to Nadya Suleman -- the California woman in whom six embryos were implanted, one of which split, and who is already the mother of six young children -- concerns about fertility treatments have suddenly become a hot-button issue. Such has been the case for some time, but in Suleman's situation, there is the issue of...
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Kyle Meranus had a powerful experience at Pinemere Camp last summer. "I connected with myself and learned about what Judaism means to me -- while having fun!" declared the 14-year-old, who attended the Jewish overnight camp thanks to a grant from the Overnight Camp Incentive Program. Designed to attract new campers to this important Jewish identity-building tool, it is a...
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