Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Sivan 9, 5775

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It sounds like Spanish at first, but listen harder. The six students in Daisy Braverman's class are speaking a mostly dormant language -- Ladino. Invented by Jews in Spain, the idiom -- also known as Judeo-Spanish -- infused Hebrew elements into Castilian Spanish. Like Yiddish, Ladino provided Jews a vocabulary for daily usage outside of Hebrew, which was reserved for...
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Andrew Lasner, JE Feature
Fueled by rising home values, larger sales forces and increased consumer acceptance, the number of federally insured reverse mortgages made in the United States in 2006 grew by 77 percent, according to the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association. "More seniors are recognizing that traditional retirements tools, such as IRAs, pensions and 401(k)s, are not providing sufficient income to help fund...
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Even before the $12 million, 35,000-square-foot Steinhardt Hall had officially opened more than three years ago on the University of Pennsylvania campus -- replacing a cramped, outdated brick structure -- Rabbi Howard Alpert, executive director of Hillel of Greater Philadelphia, declared that the next big building project would happen on the other side of the Schuylkill, at North Philadelphia's Temple...
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Do students do better scholastically if they study what they're eating?
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Blake Gernstetter, JE Feature
When Sunday night rolls around and none of his homework is done, Brandon Burr keeps procrastinating. The University of Illinois sophomore plays Minesweeper marathons, watches college football and snacks on goldfish crackers and burritos, stressing over how he's going to accomplish so much in so little time. His roommate Mark eats a tube of Pringles every day. The good news...
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
And now, for something different: going down the shore in winter -- a time when summer visitors traditionally stay away, leaving the frozen days and frigid nights to year-round residents, locals who stay on by choice, and wild creatures that do so purely by instinct. Cold weather and all it brings reveals a world largely unknown to high-season travelers, but...
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