Thursday, January 29, 2015 Shevat 9, 5775

By:
Rita Charleston, JE Feature
Sure. The sands are white, and the water is calm and blue. And not long ago, Cancun, Mexico, was discovered by hordes of college students who claimed it as their own for spring break. But believe it or not, Cancun was first seen as nothing more than swamp land; not much good to anyone for anything. In fact, as recently...
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Sally Friedman, JF Feature
It's common knowledge that influenza -- the flu -- wreaks havoc on younger and middle-aged bodies. On older ones, it can be deadly. We also now know that flu shots can be the most important weapon against the flu, the one thing that can offer some protection. So when it became known that the city of Philadelphia's Health Department was...
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By:
Ryan Teitman
Every Thursday, the students at Congregation Adath Jeshurun's preschool in Elkins Park file out of their classroom and make the trek down the hall to visit Nadine Miller. In just 20 minutes, she continues teaching the class a new language -- quite a feat for a group of children under 5 who are still mastering the intricacies of their native...
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Frank Rosci, JE Exponent
Open certain oysters; find a pearl. Head to North Broad Street, find the new Pearl Theater, a state-of-the art, seven-screen movie complex. In dazzling recent opening night festivities, the Pearl became the first new movie theater to open in North Philadelphia since the 1940s. With searchlights sweeping the sky in the familiar fashion of a Hollywood premier, the new theater...
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The name Josef Mengele is synonymous with the perverse "medical experiments" conducted by the Nazis on concentration camp inmates. Mengele -- who eluded capture after the war and died in Brazil in 1978 -- was a doctor at Auschwitz, where he conducted dubious research that killed many inmates, and was often the one who selected which inmates would be immediately...
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