Saturday, May 30, 2015 Sivan 12, 5775

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Rabbi Mordechai ("Mordy") and Limor Friedman share a cozy office lined with Hebrew books inside Steinhardt Hall, home of Hillel at the University of Pennsylvania. You might think the space would be too close for comfort, but they said they're rarely in their office at the same time, and are so busy on campus that a good chunk of the...
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Ryan Teitman
The preschoolers in Robin Singer's Torah class on Fridays know that when they step into her classroom, they enter another world. Some days, it's the Garden of Eden, complete with construction-paper trees and green-streamer vines criss-crossing the room. Other days it's Noah's ark, and waves of bright-blue plastic "water" circle the room. But no matter the day, students seem to...
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Ryan Teitman
Does happiness come all wrapped up in an acceptance letter from that exclusive private university? Or does it come with a 4.0 grade-point average or perfect SAT scores? For some students, the attempt to achieve such lofty goals is what drives them -- and may eventually rule their lives. Consequently, young people are developing stress levels of the likes of...
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Back when she was a freshman during the 2003-04 season, Samantha Cramer got a chance to play alongside Memmie Lindemann, and loved watching the senior run the offense and provide the bulk of the scoring for the Akiba Hebrew Academy girl's basketball team. Lindemann went on to score the most points in school history. But once she graduated, the job...
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
Sure. The sands are white, and the water is calm and blue. And not long ago, Cancun, Mexico, was discovered by hordes of college students who claimed it as their own for spring break. But believe it or not, Cancun was first seen as nothing more than swamp land; not much good to anyone for anything. In fact, as recently...
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