Sunday, September 14, 2014 Elul 19, 5774

Students (from left) Joshua Ascher, Sarah Berg, Julia Robinson and Rory Erlich await the Jewish Children's Folkshul's first day of classes at Springside School in Chestnut Hill.
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Adina Matusow, JE Feature
Mr. or Ms. Magnificent just broke up with you, and it really hurts -- a complete shock to the system. You have no idea what you're going do to with yourself, let alone how you're now going to fill your weekends. You can't eat; you certainly can't sleep. You keep going over the amazing moments in your head; even worse,...
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Shani is sitting on the floor, cross-legged and barefoot. She asks her peers, who are modeling the behaviors of teenage girls, to list some of the unhealthy things they do. One "girl" tells the group she doesn't sleep enough; another admits she has bad skin. A third rather nonchalantly mentions that she smokes "three or four a day." As a...
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Inside a South Philadelphia shooting range, a man rattles off round after round of ammunition using a high-powered 357 magnum. Just a few lanes away, Sloane Milstein -- equipped with ear muffs and eye protection -- methodically positions her feet, loads a small pellet into an air pistol, then slowly raises her gun straight ahead. With seemingly endless, piercing shots...
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What do American triathlete Sarah Shulman, Australian soccer player Tal Karp and Ukrainian runner Zhanna Pintusevich-Block have in common? Not only do all three excel in their respective sports, but they're all Jewish. With the start of the new year comes the second-ever Hadassah-Brandeis Institute's 15-month calendar, "Jewish + Female = Athlete." It features information and photographs of 18 of...
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