Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774
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Ryan Teitman
Residents at the nursing home call Doris Grossmann by many names: the "Shabbas lady," the "challah lady." Some call her "rabbi." She always replies back to them that she's not a rabbi, only a teacher -- a vocation she's held for her entire adult life. Their response: "You are our rabbi." Grossmann volunteers as a parachaplain at Saunders House, a...
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Matthew Shein doesn't like to treat food as, well, just food. Instead, he likes to emphasize the word "art" in culinary arts. "I view everything that we do here as an art form," explained Shein, standing over a display of lavish wedding cakes. "A white plate is your canvas, and the main courses -- meat, fish, poultry -- are your...
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Ryan Teitman
What do a school guidance counselor and a corporate executive do when they need a change of pace professionally? Why, start their own bakery, of course -- and make sure to bring in the rest of the family as well. Almost five years ago, Kim Alexander and her husband, Jim Blumenstock, opened a Great Harvest Bread Company franchise in Wayne,...
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University of Pennsylvania physics professor Howard Brody -- now retired -- spent the bulk of his career examining the behavior of quarks and electrons through the use of advanced particle accelerators, delving into the laws that govern energy and matter, and even the universe itself, at the most minute, elemental level. Then, nearly 30 years ago, he found another "love"...
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Jordan Schwartz was in fifth grade when his mother, Allyson Schwartz, announced to her family that she planned to run for state senate. Though he'd known her to be involved in various committees before, Schwartz described his mother's newly stated political ambitions as "hugely impactful for me at a young age." "I saw what she had to do, as a...
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