Saturday, December 27, 2014 Tevet 5, 5775

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What was billed as a Thursday-morning interfaith event where clergy could receive information and advice on caring for the elderly wound up turning into a sing-along session with strong Christian overtones, led by a representative from Mayor John F. Street's office. Rev. Marguerite Handy, executive director of the Mayor's Office of Faith-Based Initiatives, was asked to give the closing remarks...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Stephen Karp is getting a firsthand look at the devastating effects of terrorism. Unlike most 19-year-olds, Karp, who's from Bala Cynwyd, is volunteering at an athletic rehabilitation center in Ramat Gan, Israel. He now routinely spends time with an 18-year-old terror victim who recently came out of a two-year coma after a suicide bomber detonated himself on a bus headed...
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Lasers are currently at the cutting edge of surgery: From cosmetic to brain surgery, intense beams of coherent light are gradually replacing the steel scalpel for many procedures. Despite this increasing popularity, there is still a lot that scientists do not know about the ways in which laser light interacts with living tissue. Now, some of these basic questions have...
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Dublin's rich tradition includes whiskeys that Tevye would tip his cap to
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
More than any other European capital, Ireland's Dublin has plunged headfirst into the 21st century. Though the city has a famously dramatic past with more than its fair share of politics, conflicts and religious struggles, today's Dublin is more about thriving than surviving, thanks to its booming economy and growing reputation as a center of style, innovation and global culture...
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Fighting breast cancer, one major rung at a time
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
Even at a very young age, Brandon Fishman felt the excitement, validation and rewards that came from being an entrepreneur. A graduate of Germantown Academy, Fishman was active in his local youth group and a member of Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park. His dream was to be in business for himself. And so, he invested in Waterfront Square...
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