Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Iyyar 17, 5776

Do students do better scholastically if they study what they're eating?
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Blake Gernstetter, JE Feature
When Sunday night rolls around and none of his homework is done, Brandon Burr keeps procrastinating. The University of Illinois sophomore plays Minesweeper marathons, watches college football and snacks on goldfish crackers and burritos, stressing over how he's going to accomplish so much in so little time. His roommate Mark eats a tube of Pringles every day. The good news...
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
And now, for something different: going down the shore in winter -- a time when summer visitors traditionally stay away, leaving the frozen days and frigid nights to year-round residents, locals who stay on by choice, and wild creatures that do so purely by instinct. Cold weather and all it brings reveals a world largely unknown to high-season travelers, but...
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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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