Monday, September 22, 2014 Elul 27, 5774

By:
Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
Paris is one of the world's most romantic cities. Everyone knows that. Earlier this summer, I actually saw it with my own eyes. Practically every place I went I saw couples holding hands, embracing and passionately kissing. Whether it was on the crowded, stuffy Metro, at a bustling open-air market, in a department store or along the picturesque Seine River...
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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
The two teachers read the courtroom testimony at near-breakneck speed -- 240 words per minute. The banter was so quick that they seemed to be stepping on each other's sentences in a rapid-fire exchange that often seemed to mimic the dialogue in a David Mamet play. The students in the class sat near computers with their stenography machines resting snugly...
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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
Sarah Katuran never went to college. Neither did Irene Carasso or Mary Dubin. Instead, these three women -- all of whom grew up in South Philadelphia during the 1920s and 30s -- followed the trajectory of many others in their generation: They went to work, got married and raised children. Now, at ages 90, 84 and 89, respectively, the women...
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
The chupah's been tastefully decorated, the ketubah signed. The bride is beautiful, the groom terribly handsome. The guests are smiling broadly and everything, including the food and flowers, are just as they should be. But that was years ago. Today, divorce is in the works, and everything's turned ugly. The feuding and fighting have been going on for far too...
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Aaron Dalton, JE Feature
Take a walk some Friday evening on Collins Avenue, the main drag of Miami Beach. Up around 40th Street, you won't see many joggers, bicyclists or sun-worshippers in bikinis. (They're all on the other side of the towering condominiums and resorts, enjoying the beautiful beaches and boardwalks.) But you will see Orthodox Jews dressed modestly despite the heat, walking to...
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