Saturday, May 30, 2015 Sivan 12, 5775

Chef/author faces down the ugliness of childhood obesity
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
When I was a chubby little baby, I was my Bubby Minnie's pride and joy. She believed, as many other Jewish mothers and grandmothers believed, that a big baby was a healthy baby. Thank goodness, I lost the weight as I grew older -- and got much healthier along the way, too. But Harry Schwartz, known around the country as...
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Ross Levy plopped down at a table across from two curly-haired teenagers, and started shooting the breeze. "Hey, man, what's up?" he asked brightly, slapping their hands and flashing a wide-toothed grin. "What kinds of stuff are you into? What does a typical afternoon for you look like?" One braces-clad eighth-grader responded that he liked the drums; another said he...
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After being overseas for four months -- and getting just five hours sleep during the span of about two days of travel -- 17-year-old Rena Asher longed for the comforts of home. She had it all figured out: "Saying 'hi' to my dog and cat -- and my bed," said Asher, after she'd returned from a semester-long stay in Israel...
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It looks as if a "landmark" kosher supermarket in Northeast Philadelphia won't be going out of business after all. Last month, Ira Feldman, the longtime owner of Best Value Kosher Meats on Bustleton Avenue, told customers his grocery would be closing come early January. The only other option, Feldman noted, was the unlikely scenario that someone would offer to buy...
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Zorik Pesochinsky, JE Feature
Anyone who owns (and actually wears) a "Geeks Are Hot" T-shirt can tell you that the dictionary definition of a geek -- "a stupid or inept person" -- is passé. Call them geeks, dorks or nerds, those once-uncool people ostracized for loving comics, obscure card games and computer code have loads of allure these days. Socially awkward Seth Cohen on...
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