Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Nisan 11, 5775

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Just before academics at Temple University formally welcomed a visiting Israeli scholar last week, students crowded into the Hillel building to munch on samples from a brand-new kosher cafe. "Dude, habañero mustard!" Twenty-year-old Scott Rosnov waved a roast-beef sandwich toward a friend. "That's what I want!" Rosnov said he doesn't usually keep kosher, but "when the opportunity arises, I do,...
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Growing up, Temple University junior Zack Groff saw how his mother's family, Jordanians of Palestinian Arab heritage, harbored a quiet resentment toward Israel. Perhaps because of this, Groff said, in college he jumped at almost any opportunity to learn about the Middle East. "I am interested in reconciliation and peacemaking, hoping to one day see these wounds of resentment heal,"...
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Pennsylvania state legislators are pressing the administration of Lincoln University for more information on a literature professor who has called for the destruction of Israel and who, according to the lawmakers, has promoted denial of the Holocaust. The Pakistani-born Kaukab Siddique is a tenured professor at Lincoln, an historically black college in Chester County that receives state funding. Though some...
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Tula Batanchiev, JE Feature
For the Neibauers of Philadelphia, Sesame Place is synonymous with miracles. On Mother's Day of 2008, after a fun-filled day at the park in Langhorne, Holly and David were putting their daughter, Robyn, to bed in the room she shares with her twin sister. With a zoo of pillow pets surrounding her, Robyn -- then 6 --snuggled into her mother's...
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Local ophthalmic surgeon and a patient offer insight in new exhibit
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Rachel Vigoda , JE Feature
French artist Edgar Degas, at age 36 in 1870, was serving in the National Guard during the Franco-Prussian war when he picked up a rifle, sighted it and realized he couldn't aim because of a blind spot in his right eye. His vision grew worse. Between 1886 and 1905, Degas drew three similar pastels of a woman, titled with variations...
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