Sunday, August 30, 2015 Elul 15, 5775

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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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A contingent of Merion-area residents opposed to a plan by St. Joseph's University to turn the grounds of a former private school into collegiate-level athletic fields is worried that the changes could disrupt the Shabbat experience for Orthodox families in the area. The protracted zoning battle over the project shows no signs of being over any time soon. St. Joe's...
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Why? There's much to choose from in this small Michigan town
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Ann Arbor is best known as a cultured college town with great sports teams and a nearby presidential library (named for Gerald R. Ford), but don't go by reputation alone. Come to think of it, although Michigan has been hard-hit by the recession, forget what you've heard about that, too. With respects to this big "little city," you should absolutely...
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