Sunday, April 26, 2015 Iyyar 7, 5775

What started out as bad news for a king has become a bountiful brook for tourists
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Yocheved Miriam Russo, JE Feature
King David was having a bad day. He and his army of 600 men had set off on a military mission, leaving all their wives and children behind in Ziklag. While they were gone, a wandering group of Amalekites came across the Israelite camp, took all the women and children captive, and burned everything else to the ground. When David's...
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When Hurricane Katrina hit the Southeast coast of the United States, residents were forced to evacuate - some with just moments to spare - before the worst storm in decades devastated their homes and communities. Many fled with only the bare essentials. In the aftermath, thousands of people, without their health records, were treated by medical personnel for various problems...
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
The world recently held its collective breath as Barbaro, the three-year-old Kentucky Derby winning racehorse, suffered a horrible mishap at the Preakness Stakes. How to get help? Barbaro was quickly rushed to the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center to receive the best possible care. "When we saw the awful tragedy that occurred at the Preakness, I knew the Jacksons...
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When Eastern European Jews arriving in Israel after the War of Independence in 1948 needed volunteers to help them learn to read the new language, Zehava Blackman said she was first in line. "I always loved to teach," said the now 75-year-old. "Even as a young girl, I would teach the younger ones, whatever their level, whatever they needed to...
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In her 20s, she thought solely about her education. In her early 30s, she concentrated on moving up the corporate ladder. Only as she began nearing 40 did it really sink in, quite suddenly, that she was still single. Now, at age 41, Cara Levinson continues to hope that her life might have a happily-ever-after ending. But she isn't nervous...
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