Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Av 2, 5774

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Young professionals and college students still thirsty for learning after Limmud can find all sorts of "Topics on Tap" brewing at a Center City bar. For 10 weeks this spring, participants cram into the upstairs room at the Raven Lounge for free sessions on subjects ranging the gamut of Jewish life. The program has evolved since it started 21/2 years...
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Simon's Fund honors a tot whose sudden death has long-lasting impact on research
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Rachel Vigoda
Simon Prushan, 12, is getting ready for his Bar Mitzvah this fall. He's learning the aliyahs, practicing his Haftorah portion -- and setting up heart screenings for students in the Radnor School District. For his mitzvah project, recommended for all Bar Mitzvah-age members of Main Line Reform Temple, Beth Elohim in Wynnewood, Prushan teamed up with Simon's Fund (simonsfund.org) ,...
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Home of the Nobel Prizes -- and Raoul Wallenberg -- cuts a grand global profile
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Sharon McDonnell, Jewish Exponent Feature
Sweden's stylish capital of steeples and spires, gracefully spanning 14 different islands, is finally having its close-up, thanks to the year's sensational best-sellers, the sizzling Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series, and the three movies based upon them. Travelers can visit real-life locations in the books about investigative journalist Mikael Blomqvist and the brilliant tattooed hacker Lisbeth Salander, by the...
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The teacher grew up in a secular Jewish home in Liverpool, England, before embracing Jewish law and becoming an Orthodox rabbi. The student was raised in a Reform household in Connecticut, and disassociated himself from Judaism as a teen before toying with atheism and Buddhism. Now, he's trying to meld East and West, and is enrolled at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical...
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Allen Shawn's 'Twin' deals with his autistic sister, or is it a mirror to his prominent family?
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Rachel Vigoda, Jewish Exponent Feature
Allen Shawn just came out with Twin: A Memoir , his second deeply personal book about his life and family. But neither manuscript was supposed to be a memoir. The first, Wish I Could Be There: Notes From a Phobic Life , chronicled Shawn's struggle with agoraphobia, among other fears. "I don't like heights," he wrote. "I don't like being...
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