Sunday, March 29, 2015 Nisan 9, 5775
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
According to one local rabbi, Sukkot might just be the ultimate "queer" holiday. "Being queer means bringing a sense of celebration, a spark" to Judaism, and Sukkot, what with the unusual lulav and etrog and all manner of diversity, "is the ultimate holiday, because it is the queer embodiment of Torah," said Rabbi Linda Holtzman of the Reconstructionist Congregation Mishkan...
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Words about a different kind of relationship
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In addition to once being the New York Times restaurant reviewer and then the editor of the fabled -- but recently dismantled -- Gourmet magazine, Ruth Reichl is best known for her memoirs Tender at the Bone and Comfort Me With Apples . These books tell of her relationship to food and family; and, especially in the former, she told...
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What abnormal appearances may say about those in the mainstream
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
In his book, Freaks of Nature, What Anomalies Tell Us About Development and Evolution , Mark S. Blumberg, professor in the department of psychology, and a Starch Faculty Fellow, at the University of Iowa, proposes that freaks are actually part of the normal course of development, survival and evolution. Blumberg introduced the book to a packed house at the College...
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Aaron Passman, JE Staff
It's November, and that magical time of year has arrived. No, not the onset of Thanksgiving, and not even an early Chanukah. It's National Jewish Book Month. While in the past, the Jewish Community Centers in Philadelphia marked the occasion with large-scale events, this year's activities are decidedly lower-key. The Kaiserman JCC in Wynnewood will hold the 2009 Jewish Book...
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Author describes 'How to Overcome Challenges in Work and Life'
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
According to Noah Blumenthal, the author of the new business parable Be the Hero: Three Powerful Ways to Overcome Challenges in Work and Life, a victim mentality is rampant in society today. In the workplace, thoughts like these go through many frustrated minds: "My boss is a jerk"; "This is a dead-end job"; "I can't change anything in this toxic...
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