Monday, April 27, 2015 Iyyar 8, 5775
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Debra Flax, Jewish Exponent Feature
Yanay Ben Yosef, now 11, began playing tennis at 6, after his older brother, Rothem, was diagnosed with leukemia (he eventually died of the disease several years later). In an attempt to shield the younger child from the traumas that lay ahead, his parents sent him to a place they knew would provide a safe outlet where he could play...
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Aaron Passman, Staff Writer
Alex Potashinsky's plans for the upcoming academic year include continuing on in medical school, becoming better acquainted with Philadelphia, and spending copious amounts of time with hard-core intravenous drug-users. It's not that Potashinsky has a habit; it's that the Drexel University medical student was recently named a 2010 Greater Philadelphia Albert Schweitzer Fellow; and along with fellow Drexel med student...
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Debra Flax, Jewish Exponent Feature
For the third year in a row, Harri Goodwin found a summer escape in Wynnewood. For the 8-year-old from Manhattan, that meant attending a local camp, playing Wii with his summer siblings, walking their dogs and taking excursions with them to the beach. Harri just spent two weeks with Barry and Carrie Jacobson as a beneficiary of the Fresh Air...
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Since its publication 40 years ago, Portnoy's Complaint -- the salacious and perhaps still best-known work by literary icon Philip Roth -- has been hailed both as a breakthrough novel, and labeled as a demeaning portrait of certain women and slanderous to all Jews. But few have ever claimed it has homosexual undertones. Until now, that is. Could it actually...
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A fringe, Kansas-based church that routinely stages demonstrations across the country is planning to protest outside a number of synagogues, Jewish institutions and events in Center City this weekend. The Westboro Baptist Church -- led by Fred Phelps -- has been labeled a hate group by the Anti-Defamation League for its statements regarding gays, Jews and blacks. Westboro's members --...
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