Monday, April 21, 2014 Nisan 21, 5774

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Aaron Passman
A $100,000 grant means more than just a name change for the Temple Association of Retired Persons. The Temple University lifelong learning organization was recently awarded a grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation, a San Francisco entity named for a Jewish resident of that city and dedicated to the preservation of lifelong learning programs. In 2006, Forbes ranked Osher, a...
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Jared Shelly
Athletes from Lebron James to Donavan McNabb have described the "moment" they knew -- that time, often at young age, when they realized they possessed the athletic gifts that could carry them to the professional ranks. Dan Arnstein knew he wasn't one of those kids. "I'm a really, really awful athlete," said Arnstein, a 20-year-old junior at Haverford College. "I...
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Jared Shelly
Nobody can accuse Ran Nakash of taking the easy road. A career soldier in the Israel Defense Force, he has seen plenty of combat action. During peacetime, the 29-year-old is the IDF's head trainer of Krav Maga, an Israeli fighting system. Tougher still, however, may be Nakash's other career -- professional boxer. Using his heavy-handed punching style, he has been...
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Jared Shelly, Jewish Exponent Feature
Sixty years ago, there was a center on the Overbrook High School basketball team wowing the crowds and breaking Philadelphia scoring records with his dominating play inside. No, it wasn't Wilt Chamberlin, the 7-foot, 1-inch monster who would become one of the greatest players in the National Basketball Association. He came later. A few years earlier, in 1947, one of...
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Bundle up for winter? Sure thing, but summer is surprisingly pleasant
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Ben G. Frank, Jewish Exponent Feature
Of all the cities in the Russian Far East, Kharbarovsk, 5,331 miles from Moscow, gets great reviews from tourists. No wonder -- it is by far the nicest city in this part of Siberia, and is often called "Paris-on-the-Amur." Because they're only 40 miles from China, travelers can take river cruises on the Amur River, shop in fine stores on...
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