Friday, March 6, 2015 AdarI 15, 5775

There's a lot to munch on in Beersheva, with or without cream cheese
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Yocheved Miriam Russo, JE Feature
You can't buy a bagel in Beersheva. It's a shandah, too -- with oceans of the best cream cheese in the world being sold in dairy stores, the lack of bagels in Israel's south becomes downright painful. It's not just bagels that are AWOL down here, either: Kugels appear only in the homemade version, on someone's Shabbat table. Ask for...
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New toy figures are bouncing into customers' heads
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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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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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More students may be turning to the physical sciences
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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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Rabbi Steven A. Saks of Adath Zion Congregation in Northeast Philadelphia teaches a Jujitsu class to youths and adults on Wednesday evenings at the JCC Klein Branch. Saks, 32, has a black belt and is a certified instructor in the Japanese martial art. The Northeast Philadelphia resident explained that Jujitsu teaches self-defense, emphasizes physical fitness and encourages self-confidence -- better...
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