Friday, July 25, 2014 Tammuz 27, 5774

Shaping up figures to fit his outlook
By:
Rita Charleston, JE Feature
He had dreams, just as we all do. For Laurence Kaplan, the dream was to go to the Police Academy after college and, eventually, become a policeman. But his dreams were shattered after suffering a serious spinal cord injury in 1992. The young man broke 10 vertebrae, a couple of ribs, his ankle and suffered serious burns, as well as...
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By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
When the demands of our jobs and personal lives (her married life and my search for one) parted like the Red Sea, our first thought was to pack our bags and high-tail it to a place that had the sophistication of a big city, the laid-back vibe of a resort community and only required a very easy intracontinental plane ride...
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By:
Craig G. Langweiler, JE Feature
Opening and operating a business are acts of hope, expressions of confidence in the future. So it follows that a small business is not a place where people spend much time thinking about death or disability. Sometimes, the demands of business are so great that it may seem as though nothing else matters, which may explain why only 17 percent...
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By:
Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
It's been a sobering week. I paid two shivah calls and attended the yahrzeit gathering for a friend who died several years ago of cancer. The expression " Nor oif simchas /(We should meet) only at happy occasions" came to mind as I entered yet another house with the dining-room table overloaded with sweets and an adult child perched forlornly...
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By:
Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Alana Weiner, a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, is standing up for Israel by attempting to increase its visibility on campus, and thereby heighten an appreciation of the country's many achievements among her fellow students. She plans to do this thanks to a new fellowship program developed by a group called StandWithUs. StandWithUs is an international, nonprofit, Israel education...
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