Saturday, January 31, 2015 Shevat 11, 5775

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Inside a South Philadelphia shooting range, a man rattles off round after round of ammunition using a high-powered 357 magnum. Just a few lanes away, Sloane Milstein -- equipped with ear muffs and eye protection -- methodically positions her feet, loads a small pellet into an air pistol, then slowly raises her gun straight ahead. With seemingly endless, piercing shots...
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Shani is sitting on the floor, cross-legged and barefoot. She asks her peers, who are modeling the behaviors of teenage girls, to list some of the unhealthy things they do. One "girl" tells the group she doesn't sleep enough; another admits she has bad skin. A third rather nonchalantly mentions that she smokes "three or four a day." As a...
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Adina Matusow, JE Feature
Mr. or Ms. Magnificent just broke up with you, and it really hurts -- a complete shock to the system. You have no idea what you're going do to with yourself, let alone how you're now going to fill your weekends. You can't eat; you certainly can't sleep. You keep going over the amazing moments in your head; even worse,...
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Students (from left) Joshua Ascher, Sarah Berg, Julia Robinson and Rory Erlich await the Jewish Children's Folkshul's first day of classes at Springside School in Chestnut Hill.
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French in style, a desert flower at heart
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Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
History does that to you: It startles you. Walking near the ramparts of this famous Atlantic seaport in Morocco, I learned that just over a century ago, more than half the 19,000 persons living in Essaouira -- then called Mogador -- were Jews. And it was said that the condition of the Jew has always been better in Mogador than...
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