Sunday, April 20, 2014 Nisan 20, 5774

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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Growing up the seventh of eight children to a single mom in inner-city Philadelphia, Salome Thomas-EL noted that he could have easily become "one of the ones on the corner, doing the same thing every day." But in the early 1980s, Marsha Pincus, an English teacher at Simon Gratz High School, reached out to him and instilled in the skinny...
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The Stern Hebrew High School boy's basketball team has yet to lose a game. At 7-0 -- including a convincing win over Barrack Hebrew Academy, a team they're scheduled to challenge again on Jan. 24 -- the members and coach are starting to entertain the notion that they can run through an entire season without suffering a defeat. The team...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
It's beginning to turn into somewhat of a minhag, a tradition -- the Thursday-afternoon rally for Israel in frigid temperatures. This time, the event, on Jan. 15, took place on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, and while the turnout was only a fraction of the size of the previous week's Love Park event, the high level of sentiment...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
According to estimates, as much as 15 percent of the country's female population suffers from some sort of eating disorder; that number alone would mean that many guys have encountered some of these women, many without even realizing it. For bulimia alone, one study suggests that 2 percent to 3 percent of American women in their late adolescence and college...
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How to get over feeling so overwhelmed with work
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Adele Sommers, JE Feature
It's two weeks before deadline. But your project is at least six weeks behind: Everyone is sweating bullets. As project leader, you're wringing your hands; a volcano of surprises has erupted since the project launched three months ago. No one foresaw the lava flow of trouble ahead. Your dilemma: Information that was supposed to be available in week two won't...
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