Sunday, March 1, 2015 AdarI 10, 5775

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Ryan Teitman
Nearly every day, the papers bring fresh news of Sunni and Shi'ite sectarian violence erupting throughout Iraq. While these events are frequent, Westerners -- especially Americans -- find that explanations are scarce, for one simple reason: Few outside the region know much about Islam and its history. To answer some of the myriad questions about the ongoing conflict, the University...
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When you think about urban greenery, it's probably Central Park -- that oasis of trails, lakes and playgrounds in central Manhattan -- that first comes to mind. But, truth be told, Philadelphia -- with its expansive Fairmount Park system and sprinkling of urban squares (Rittenhouse, Logan and Fitler, among others) -- was designed to be the mecca for city gardens...
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When the U.S. Junior boys basketball team begins playing at the 11th Pan American Maccabi Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in December, they will surely be favorites to win the gold medal. Just 10 years ago, however, it was anybody's competition. But it all changed when Brian Schiff took over as head coach of the 13- to 16-year-olds, and began...
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Cator Sparks, JE Feature
I have never had a more complicated conversation than when I tell people that I spent a week on the Isle of Jersey. Most people think I am making fun of New Jersey, then they seem perplexed when I say that Jersey is an actual island in the Channel Islands between France and Spain. It finally sinks in when I...
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Ashley Fodor, JE Feature
When Dani Busgasch exercises on the treadmill, she listens to music on her iPod to help get through her workout. But after reading recent reports associating the digital music player with hearing loss, she's begun being a little more careful. She now turns down the volume and uses the larger, more traditional headphones that are supposedly safer than the tiny...
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