Sunday, September 21, 2014 Elul 26, 5774

More students may be turning to the physical sciences
By:
Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
More young American Jews may be returning to the physical and biological sciences; they are doing this, according to experts, not just as a desired path to medical school, but because they want to pursue a career in the traditional sciences, such as physics, chemistry and biology. The consensus in Jewish scientific circles these days seems to be that the...
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By:
Aaron Dalton, JE Feature
On my first trip to Tucson, Ariz., I discovered that the desert is actually green. It turns out that Tucson rests in the northern section of the Sonoran Desert, one of the wettest deserts in the world. Some sections can get an average of 16 inches of rainfall per year. All that water supports millions of cacti, including the majestic...
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New toy figures are bouncing into customers' heads
By:
Diana Aydin, JE Feature
For the holidays two years ago, Alicia Arinella and her sister put their father, Dennis Arinella, in a box that was approximately "1 foot by 6 inches and 3 inches thick." Inside the box was an ophthalmologist, geared to represent their dad's career; strawberry-rhubarb pie, his favorite dessert; and a shovel, because he does a lot of yard work. But...
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By:
Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Two boxers stood toe to toe, front and center in the ring, exchanging crisp, swift punches that quickly inflicted some visible damage. Round after round, the junior welterweights abandoned the stick-and-move approach, and defense took a back seat to sheer aggression, with both men regularly landing -- and taking -- clean, square blows to the face and body. One was...
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By:
Jared Shelly, JE Feature
David Maggerman is trying to change people's ideas about Jewish day schools -- one family at a time. A parent who glows when speaking about the changes he's seen since his two small children began attending the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School in Wynnewood, Maggerman has offered to help other families pay tuition by donating the money to...
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