Friday, November 21, 2014 Heshvan 28, 5775

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Jesse Breitbart enjoyed his first couple of trips to the Jewish state, visiting standard sites like the Western Wall and Yad Vashem, but when planning his fourth trip, the 21-year-old wanted to make more direct connections with Israelis. So he signed up for the Hillel Partnership 2000 Summer Service Project, which sent seven college students to Netivot and Sedot Negev...
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Physicians stress the need for up-to-date medical forms
It's that time again: Time to start preparing for back to school. But beyond pens and pencils, notebooks and maybe a new backpack, emergency physicians are urging parents to prepare for potential medical emergencies to ensure a safe school year for their children. "Being prepared is key for so many things, and this goes for medical emergencies as well," said...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
The guy I was chatting with repeatedly picked his nose. It was not only disgusting -- and messy -- but distracting. This was not transpiring in the privacy of his home, but at a very public singles event. The conversation was the typical, banal talk guys have with each other while scoping out the environment. This was a relatively intimate...
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Tighter security has meant a more uptight travel experience. Do the reasons to fly still ... fly?
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Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
On a recent trip overseas, I arrived at the airport 31/2 hours ahead of my scheduled flight aboard an international carrier, only to find that the flight had been canceled and passengers were being hustled onto other planes. Gone was the direct flight. Gone was an on-time arrival. Gone were scheduled appointments. Arrival at destination was eight hours, 40 minutes...
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Philly sports fans are used to losing -- but how does it affect their behavior post-game?
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Frank Rosci Jewish Exponent Feature So, your favorite sports team just dropped another one, latest in a seemingly endless string of losses. And, a few months back, another team on your "A" list did the same. And before that a similar scenario played out with another of your chosen teams in a different sport. For Philly fans, life through the...
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