Saturday, April 18, 2015 Nisan 29, 5775

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Good sports all -- but then, what better way to describe the winners of the 2010 JCC Maccabi Games representing Team Philadelphia? From Baltimore to Denver, Philadelphians raced, held court, danced, and did what they do for love on the tennis court to acclaim and accolades, capturing scores of medals in the process. In Baltimore alone, Team Philadelphia dribbled their...
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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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Passing on the reins of a key community-building program
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The Kehillot, the seven community-building entities throughout the region that stage Jewish festivals, adult learning sessions, soccer leagues, children's storytelling and Israeli Independence Day events, is about to come under new management. The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, which created and for years ran the network, is turning over the program to the Auerbach Central Agency for Jewish Education/ Jewish...
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Renee Cree, JE Feature
Rates of Type 2 diabetes, a disease once only found in adults, have been steadily rising in children for years. If unchecked, it can have serious health effects for children, including higher risks of heart and blood-vessel disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, skin problems, and damage to the nerves, kidneys, eyes and feet. But a national study chaired by Gary...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
For many people, having a baby is a relatively straightforward process. The child is conceived, the couple goes to the doctor and labor classes, they wait nine months for the newborn to arrive and then: "Mazel tov!" For an Israeli couple with local ties, however, it was a bit more complicated. Hagai Maoz, 37, and Hagai Zvuluni, 33, have been...
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