Thursday, September 3, 2015 Elul 19, 5775

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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Talk of embryos -- and the scientific, religious and moral implications of their treatment -- as well as how that treatment is defined and understood, keeps alive the intense debate about when human life actually begins. At the forefront of the dispute is Scott Gilbert, an internationally recognized Jewish professor of biology at Swarthmore College. His controversial statements, made at...
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A Phils' booster who's old enough to be Manuels' mom and Cole Hamels' grand slam of a fan
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The path to the pennant may have crisscrossed the nation -- and North America for that matter -- but the Phils' road show hasn't spent as long on the run as Harriette "Hattie" Gubel. And which turnpike was she on? "I, 95," says Gubel, road-warrior extraordinaire. Indeed, the 95-year-old Phillie fanatic is root-root-rooting for the home team away from home;...
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Why one frustrated spouse thinks it deserves its own cell
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Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
Some women fantasize about handsome, muscle-sculpted men; others about luxurious, tropical resorts. Me, I fantasize about dropping my husband's BlackBerry into a tall glass of water and watching its farewell bubbles as it drifts slowly to the bottom. I would grin with satisfaction at a blank screen that can no longer buzz and ring at inopportune moments, and no longer...
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This decidedly Catholic city has reminders everywhere of Jewish imprints
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Along with dance and vibrant fashion, music, food and the arts, Rio literally offers all visitors "a piece of the rock," from glorious gems offered by H. Stern and longtime competitor Amsterdam Sauer to spectacular mountainous vistas and all-night samba sessions. Take it from guide Pedro Landsberg, who enjoys a thriving business as one of Rio's premiere Jewish tour operators...
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Michael L. Schwartz
Every decade spawns market gurus who make a few correct calls, get media attention, then fizzle out. In the 1960s, we had Gerry Tsai and Fred Carr, mutual-fund gunslingers. In the 1970s, we had Joe Granville and Henry Kaufmann. In the 1980s, it was Robert Prechter and Elaine Garzarelli. The 1990s had the high-flying Internet stock managers. Today, Nouriel Roubini...
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