Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Tishri 27, 5775

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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Growing up the seventh of eight children to a single mom in inner-city Philadelphia, Salome Thomas-EL noted that he could have easily become "one of the ones on the corner, doing the same thing every day." But in the early 1980s, Marsha Pincus, an English teacher at Simon Gratz High School, reached out to him and instilled in the skinny...
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The Stern Hebrew High School boy's basketball team has yet to lose a game. At 7-0 -- including a convincing win over Barrack Hebrew Academy, a team they're scheduled to challenge again on Jan. 24 -- the members and coach are starting to entertain the notion that they can run through an entire season without suffering a defeat. The team...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
It's beginning to turn into somewhat of a minhag, a tradition -- the Thursday-afternoon rally for Israel in frigid temperatures. This time, the event, on Jan. 15, took place on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, and while the turnout was only a fraction of the size of the previous week's Love Park event, the high level of sentiment...
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Michael L. Schwartz, J Feature
With the presidential election over, and inauguration this coming Tuesday, speculation of how the electoral votes would add up has given way to debates on whether the multiple government-sponsored bailouts will be enough to rescue our faltering economy. The economic crisis will certainly be at the forefront of President-elect Barack Obama's agenda as he takes office, and it's likely the...
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Divvying up the house in a divorce in a bitter economy
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
Face it: Marriage can be absolutely magical or one of the worst experiences of a lifetime. And, although it's never easy to end a marriage, today it's even harder, especially in these times of economic recession and a declining housing market. Contemplating divorce during an economic recession can be tremendously complicated, leading some couples who want to divorce to postpone...
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