Wednesday, March 4, 2015 AdarI 13, 5775

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Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
It's erev Chanukah and the Bezemstraat playground, a large courtyard in the historic heart of Holland's The Hague, is empty of children. In its center stands an odd piece of artwork: a series of steel shapes resembling chairs of different sizes. Come closer and you see that the first names of children are inscribed on each steel bar of the...
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Writing duo tag teams to address concerns
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
Beverlye Hyman Fead was frightened. She had already been through a bout with uterine lining cancer some 19 years ago, lived through a radical hysterectomy, and was told since the cancer was self-contained, no more treatments were necessary. "My grandmother, mother and two sisters died of cancer, so I thought I was the lucky one. Now it was my turn,...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Soccer devotees in the City of Brotherly Love scored some winning goals themselves last week, as the home of American independence vied for the title of being home to the world's most popular sport. On Jan. 12, Philadelphia was among the 18 cities selected as finalists to host the World Cup, should the contest come to the United States in...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Dressed in scruffy clothes and wearing gloves spotted with red and blue paint, Lauren Shapiro was wielding a brush as a way to deepen her connection to the Jewish community. The St. Joseph's University alum, who grew up in a small Jewish community in Colorado, recalled that while attending college, she often felt like the only Jew on campus. Going...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Even taking a casual glance at the crowd gathered at the Wachovia Center during the Philadelphia 76ers game Wednesday night, it was clear the fans hadn't come together just to witness another matchup with division rivals, the New York Knicks. A group of guys with beards and yarmulkes were cheering on the home team. A group of girls wore white...
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