Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Sivan 9, 5775

By:
Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
My niece calls from college in tears: love trouble. She's been friends with Ben, a fellow student, since last year. He's always wanted more from the relationship, but she's held back. Last week, both of them were tipsy and kissed for the first time -- and it was magical! So they decided to go from platonic to romantic. And now,...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Over the last two decades, the Jewish community has poured tremendous resources into attracting and engaging young people, looking to cement a new generation's ties to Judaism as early as possible. Yet as the baby-boomers continue to turn 60 and beyond, the generation that shaped the past 40 years of American culture shows few sign of slowing down, and many...
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Psychiatrist/neurologist offers new insight into affliction
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
It took a while -- almost a century -- for the assumptions made about dyslexia in 1896 to catch up with Dr. Harold N. Levinson's theory, first espoused in 1973, about what he felt to be the cause of the malady. "Dyslexia has remained a scientific enigma, defying most attempts at medical understanding, diagnosis, prediction, treatment and prevention," explains Levinson,...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
Over the past few years, I have gone to so many social situations by myself that I forgot how much better it is having a buddy by my side. This revelation came a couple of months ago, when I attended a party with a friend, a young guy formerly associated with my office. We met up in New York City...
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By:
Gail Shister, JE Feature
Jonathan Gilad, 24, works on Capitol Hill, studied at yeshiva in Israel, attends Orthodox services at least twice a week and has never tasted a cheeseburger. Cornell freshman Annie Bass, 18, prays throughout the day -- including before and after meals -- and is known around campus as "the girl in the kippot." Matt Feczko, 21, a junior at the...
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