Saturday, October 25, 2014 Heshvan 1, 5775

Moving season is upon us. According to the American Moving and Storage Association, half of all household moves take place between May and Labor Day. Overall, some 43 million Americans move every year. Planning a move can be time-consuming and nerve-wracking, but two things can help make the process go more smoothly: educating yourself through research and working with a...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Despite the fact that a campus Jewish group initially -- and quite vociferously -- opposed the choice of former Secretary of State James Baker as keynote speaker, this year's commencement at the University of Pennsylvania proceeded without a hitch. When the educational institution first announced Baker as its choice, a student group called the Penn Israel Coalition cited Baker's previous...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
There seem to be a lot of girls out there who declare their addiction to laughing or smiling. As a reader and occasional consumer of online-dating profiles, I've noticed this trend, just as I've noticed more than my fair share of poorly written, cliché-laden essays. To be sure, an Internet dating profile is hardly great literature. There are no Nobel...
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A new study in mice raises a tantalizing possibility that humans may one day be able to eat any kind of fat they want without raising their risk of heart disease. "We deleted an enzyme in mice, and they could eat any type of fat and not get heart disease," stated Lawrence Rudel, Ph.D., a professor of comparative medicine. "If...
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Obstacles to prioritizing day schools can't be allowed to thwart a community lifeline
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Jonathan S. Tobin
For those who have been promoting the idea that Jewish communities must cease talking about the importance of day school education and start funding it adequately, the news late last month out of New Jersey was long overdue. The Metrowest federation announced the launch on April 29 of a $50-million campaign that will seek to increase enrollment and academic excellence...
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