Friday, July 31, 2015 Av 15, 5775

Phillies left their hits in San Francisco: Can fans now leave behind their sorrow?
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
The Phillies' near-perfect 2010 season provided Philadelphians a potent adrenaline shot of pride, hope and glory. Although they did not go all the way -- no Giant killers, after all -- can their fans carry the boost into post-season reality? Or will they be plagued by what is known as sports depression? The general consensus of experts interviewed for this...
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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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