Monday, December 29, 2014 Tevet 7, 5775

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Rabbi Mordechai ("Mordy") and Limor Friedman share a cozy office lined with Hebrew books inside Steinhardt Hall, home of Hillel at the University of Pennsylvania. You might think the space would be too close for comfort, but they said they're rarely in their office at the same time, and are so busy on campus that a good chunk of the...
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As the Muslim world, and now Iran, make increasingly hostile overtures toward Israel, it's hard to imagine that relations between Jews and Arabs were ever harmonious. But as biblical scholar Elsie Stern pointed out, during the pinnacle of Islamic power, Jews and Muslims often had a "really fertile" relationship -- one based on shared religious convictions and intellectual and cultural...
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Ryan Teitman
Even though many of the residents at Martins Run Senior Residential Community are highly educated -- many hold advanced degrees -- their learning days are far from over. "Our residents, by and large, are very intellectual people," said Linda Sterthous, chief executive officer of Martins Run. She added that residents had been looking for higher-level programs when they realized that...
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Adina Matusow, JE Feature
With all the holidays, birthdays and sports events over the last few months, I have had a packed social schedule. I've talked about finding a new significant other and how to focus on yourself as a stronger, improved person, but as I raced from one event to the next, I realized that sometimes being single is just great! My friend,...
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What would happen if your paycheck suddenly stopped because you were ill or injured and couldn't work? Could you pay your mortgage and monthly bills? You could if you had long-term disability insurance, reports the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Disability insurance provides monthly income when you're disabled and unable to work. Without coverage, a disability can deplete your...
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