Tuesday, August 23, 2016 Av 19, 5776

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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
The chupah's been tastefully decorated, the ketubah signed. The bride is beautiful, the groom terribly handsome. The guests are smiling broadly and everything, including the food and flowers, are just as they should be. But that was years ago. Today, divorce is in the works, and everything's turned ugly. The feuding and fighting have been going on for far too...
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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
Sarah Katuran never went to college. Neither did Irene Carasso or Mary Dubin. Instead, these three women -- all of whom grew up in South Philadelphia during the 1920s and 30s -- followed the trajectory of many others in their generation: They went to work, got married and raised children. Now, at ages 90, 84 and 89, respectively, the women...
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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
The two teachers read the courtroom testimony at near-breakneck speed -- 240 words per minute. The banter was so quick that they seemed to be stepping on each other's sentences in a rapid-fire exchange that often seemed to mimic the dialogue in a David Mamet play. The students in the class sat near computers with their stenography machines resting snugly...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
Paris is one of the world's most romantic cities. Everyone knows that. Earlier this summer, I actually saw it with my own eyes. Practically every place I went I saw couples holding hands, embracing and passionately kissing. Whether it was on the crowded, stuffy Metro, at a bustling open-air market, in a department store or along the picturesque Seine River...
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Jared Shelly, JEFeature
For 9-year-old Noah Brinton, helping his father fill a shopping cart with pencils, erasers and notebooks at the Staples store in Narberth can mean only one thing. "Going back to school!" announced the boy, who will enter the fourth grade in September. The back-to-school shopping season is in full swing, and while it may not rival the December rush, stores...
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