Friday, August 29, 2014 Elul 3, 5774

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University of Pennsylvania physics professor Howard Brody -- now retired -- spent the bulk of his career examining the behavior of quarks and electrons through the use of advanced particle accelerators, delving into the laws that govern energy and matter, and even the universe itself, at the most minute, elemental level. Then, nearly 30 years ago, he found another "love"...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
Sitting on my sofa last year devouring the contents of a box of matzah the first night of Passover, I started thinking about the four questions. Asking myself, why is this night different from any other night, I realized, on this family-oriented holiday, that I could not adequately answer the question. As a single man, when I eat at home,...
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When high-schoolers are asked where they've learned about managing money, overwhelming numbers of them say "at home." But how good are the lessons at your house? Is the only education they get available when you and your spouse are throwing small strips of paper around on -- this year, anyway -- April 17, hoping everything adds up in time for...
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Ryan Teitman
Experts seem to be recognizing that the neighborhoods where people live play an increasingly important role in their health and well-being. When it comes to seniors, these factors multiply in relevance. In Philadelphia, for example, the problem is two-fold. Citizens are aging rapidly: Over the next 15 years, the percentage of urban residents over the age of 60 will increase...
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Sally Friedman, JF Feature
She was a woman with a generous heart and a caring soul. When Cindy Smukler Dorani speaks of her maternal grandmother, the late Mildred Lasch, that's the message that comes through loud and clear. The plaque hanging at the entrance to the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Philadelphia Kaiserman Branch preschool says it all about Lasch, who left a very...
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