Thursday, April 17, 2014 Nisan 17, 5774
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Ryan Teitman
"It's addictive to work with glass. You forget about your body. You forget about yourself." So says Rachel Shoham, who, every day when she re-enters her studio, remains anxious to check the kiln. Since she leaves things to fire overnight, she never quite knows what she'll find inside: a fortunate surprise or an unexpected setback. That very anticipation is one...
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When you think about urban greenery, it's probably Central Park -- that oasis of trails, lakes and playgrounds in central Manhattan -- that first comes to mind. But, truth be told, Philadelphia -- with its expansive Fairmount Park system and sprinkling of urban squares (Rittenhouse, Logan and Fitler, among others) -- was designed to be the mecca for city gardens...
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Ryan Teitman
Fred Blum rifles through records at the National Archives, the Pennsylvania Historical Society, the Philadelphia Free Library and the Philadelphia City Archives. He scours official Census records. He finds the links that others missed in the nooks and crannies of history. And he puts these sleuthing and research skills to good use as someone who helps the Red Cross reunite...
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It seems that Darfur makes the news on a regular basis these days, but what of other locales in the world's second-largest continent? What of, say, Botswana? Just this month, in fact, a delegation from the sub-Saharan African nation -- including Loeto Mazhani, deputy secretary of Botswana's Ministry of Health; Esther Moaro, the chief nursing officer in the Ministry of...
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Many acrobats can stand on their head, do a split or stretch their legs far behind their heads, but it's a safe bet that most don't try to teach Jewish topics in the process. Yet Lisa Appel is not your average acrobat. At a typical show, the 32-year-old uses circus arts like tumbling, contortion, dancing and juggling to entertain her...
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