Thursday, July 31, 2014 Av 4, 5774

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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
In 1985, Glenn Schwartz found himself racing down the Florida coast tracking Hurricane Elena, whose 100-plus-mph winds caused more than $1 billion worth of damage. The result of his efforts - video showing the meteorologist in the eye of a Category 3 hurricane - proved to be life- altering for Schwartz. "The Weather Channel had never covered a hurricane before,...
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A century after the birth of Viktor E. Frankl - who spent three years in four Nazi deaths camps, and used his experiences to transform psychotherapy into a discipline that encouraged patients to resist despair and embrace life - proponents of his ideas are using his approach for everything from treating terminally-ill cancer patients to improving workplace dynamics. This was...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
For many Philadelphians, a drive down North Broad Street is simply a way to get to work or travel into the city, but for Rabbi Fred Kazan, 72, it's a glimpse into Philadelphia's Jewish history. By the time he had his Bar Mitzvah, Kazan had lived in South Philadelphia, Strawberry Mansion and West Oak Lane. Such experiences sparked a current...
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After Pennsylvania voters go to the polls on Tuesday and wrap up a relatively quiet municipal election cycle, a slew of races will officially kick off for the next Election Day. And at the top of the ticket in 2006 will be the quest for the governor's mansion. In October's Quinnipiac University poll, voters in the commonwealth give Gov. Ed...
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It's been two years since the School District of Philadelphia has included discussions about the Middle East in its history and social-studies curriculums. According to officials, the district's teachers are no longer encouraged to address the Israeli-Palestinian conflict or the United State's military action in Iraq. The problem, according to Jewish community officials, is that teachers are always free to...
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