Sunday, August 30, 2015 Elul 15, 5775

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Adina Matusow, JE Feature
Judaism teaches the idea that men's and women's neshama (or "soul") fuse together and become complete when marrying your bashert, or "fated one." When it comes to love and relationships, everyone should be so lucky as to find a partner who agrees with this teaching. But when it comes to leading a successful life, are we measuring our satisfaction on...
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
One of the first things people notice upon entering Botwinick's Clothing, at the Metropol Center in Jenkintown, are solid-looking, turquoise-painted letters -- each about 3-feet-high, mounted inside directly above the entrance spelling out BOTWINICK'S. Now a retail icon in themselves, the letters are from the facade of the original store that opened at 976 N. Marshall St., in the East...
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In addition to teaching core subjects, Jewish day schools are often heralded for ingraining students with a strong sense of Jewish values and ethics. They are far less often touted for pushing the envelope on race relations. But since its founding in 2001, the Robert Saligman Middle School -- the junior high affiliate of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish...
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Dr. Lewis Gordon has only been teaching at Temple University since 2004, but he's already made a name for himself on campus. That's because Gordon, 44, a professor of religion, philosophy and Judaic studies, is building up scholarship in an area few have explored: Afro-Jewish studies. A black Jew himself, Gordon is working to create a clearinghouse for research on...
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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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