Sunday, May 3, 2015 Iyyar 14, 5775

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Aaron Passman, Staff Writer
David Shepard made his initial trip to Israel this summer, but what struck him most wasn't the history or the awe of being in the Jewish homeland for the first time. Rather, it was the schools he saw that made a lasting impression. Indeed, Shepard returned from the trip with a keener understanding of the problems facing educational institutions both...
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The Wellness Community of Philadelphia is sponsoring "A Month of Mindfulness for People Affected by Cancer," each Wednesday in September, at its Fairmount Park headquarters. The two-hour sessions, beginning at 1:30 p.m., are hosted by Gabriel Rocco and offer meditation practices. The series kicks off Sept. 2, with "Mindfulness of Breathing," followed by "Mindfulness" of body, Sept. 9; eating, Sept...
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Rita Charleston, Jewish Exponent Feature
"How do you balance the desire to be accepted by the people around you with the desire to follow what's in your heart and soul?" asks psychologist Leonard Felder in his book, Fitting In Is Overrated: The Survival Guide for Anyone Who Has Ever Felt Like an Outsider . Felder, who, as a little boy felt like a complete outsider,...
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Dishing ice cream, producing movies provide Southern comfort for this city icon
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George Medovoy, Jewish Exponent Feature
When the remake of the 1941 horror classic "The Wolfman" hits the big screen on Nov. 6, it's likely that Stratton Leopold, one of the film's executive producers, will be back home here, scooping ice cream behind the counter of his retro ice cream store on historic Broughton Street. Leopold, whose prodigious film credits include "The Sum of All Fears,"...
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Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Two years ago, Macau lay somewhere between its colorful history and the city it wanted to be in the 21st century. It boasted a venerable collection of museums and sites celebrating its fusion of Chinese and Portuguese culture, and yet was the world's most ambitious construction site. Billionaire casino hoteliers Steve Wynn and Sheldon Adelson placed heavy bets on Macau...
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