Sunday, July 13, 2014 Tammuz 15, 5774

By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Talk of embryos -- and the scientific, religious and moral implications of their treatment -- as well as how that treatment is defined and understood, keeps alive the intense debate about when human life actually begins. At the forefront of the dispute is Scott Gilbert, an internationally recognized Jewish professor of biology at Swarthmore College. His controversial statements, made at...
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Yes, there is much to do in this overlooked nation
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Aaron Dalton, JE Feature
Among European countries, Belgium is often overlooked as a tourist destination. For anyone who likes chocolate and beer, this omission is a big mistake. Brussels, the Belgian capital, is the administrative center of the European Union, and therefore a magnet for European bureaucrats (aka "Eurocrats"), ambassadors, journalists, lobbyists, and all manner of businesspeople and deal-makers. Most people don't go to...
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This decidedly Catholic city has reminders everywhere of Jewish imprints
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Along with dance and vibrant fashion, music, food and the arts, Rio literally offers all visitors "a piece of the rock," from glorious gems offered by H. Stern and longtime competitor Amsterdam Sauer to spectacular mountainous vistas and all-night samba sessions. Take it from guide Pedro Landsberg, who enjoys a thriving business as one of Rio's premiere Jewish tour operators...
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Why one frustrated spouse thinks it deserves its own cell
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Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
Some women fantasize about handsome, muscle-sculpted men; others about luxurious, tropical resorts. Me, I fantasize about dropping my husband's BlackBerry into a tall glass of water and watching its farewell bubbles as it drifts slowly to the bottom. I would grin with satisfaction at a blank screen that can no longer buzz and ring at inopportune moments, and no longer...
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A Phils' booster who's old enough to be Manuels' mom and Cole Hamels' grand slam of a fan
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The path to the pennant may have crisscrossed the nation -- and North America for that matter -- but the Phils' road show hasn't spent as long on the run as Harriette "Hattie" Gubel. And which turnpike was she on? "I, 95," says Gubel, road-warrior extraordinaire. Indeed, the 95-year-old Phillie fanatic is root-root-rooting for the home team away from home;...
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