Sunday, April 20, 2014 Nisan 20, 5774

Why would anyone make a vacation out of historical sights of torture and death?
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Courtney Reed, JE Feature
I knew I had to go. But I couldn't say why I wanted to travel to Auschwitz, and why I wanted to do it alone. No one in my family had perished in a concentration camp. I have no Jewish heritage. My relatives did not even fight in World War II. But since adolescence, I have been saturated with brutal...
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From bagels to Bolsheviks: Summertime for Dubcek and Czechoslovakia?
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Jelena Kopanja
The Museum of Communism rents its space from McDonald's, on one of the busiest streets in Prague. Its neighbor, on the first floor of a beautiful Baroque building, is a casino. Haphazardly thrown into the corners of its rooms are artifacts from the communist years of the former Czechoslovakia (today's Czech Republic): pieces of Soviet airplanes, propaganda posters, a time...
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What do a Chabad rabbi from Delaware, the director of congregational learning at a Conservative shul in Baltimore and the education director of a Reform synagogue in Abington have in common? They're all full-time Jewish communal professionals working toward doctorates in Jewish education at Gratz College in Melrose Park. The program, now entering its fourth year, has 15 students, who...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
While many of his peers were heading to traditional spring-break venues in Florida, 20-year-old Jacob Arem wasn't having any of that. Sure, he was looking for some sand and sun, but he was focusing on something a bit more off the beaten path. Hello, Syria. The Akiba Hebrew Academy graduate and Cornell University senior said that despite some initial fears...
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Do homemade juices offer benefits the bottled kind cannot?
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Are liquefied fruits and vegetables easy, refreshing and natural ways to get nourished ... or are some juicers and producers all wet? Much has happened in the years since the Florida Orange Growers Association declared that orange juice was "not just for breakfast anymore." We have been treated to all kinds of would-be liquid miracles, from "super fruit" blends (acai,...
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