Saturday, August 1, 2015 Av 16, 5775

By:
Carol Anne Mueller, JE Feature
In December 2005, Alex [not his real name], a Montgomery County resident, said he considered taking his own life. The successful, middle-aged professional had been feeling anxious, fearful, agitated and confused. He was alternately sweating, then shivering uncontrollably. His symptoms continued to worsen; for about a week, he was unable to work and -- of greater concern -- to sleep...
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By:
Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Whether they've decided to use compact fluorescent light bulbs to save electricity, purchase their produce from local farms or create a "greener" infrastructure at their synagogues, local Jews have done plenty in the past year to assist the environment. Last May, residents at the Philadelphian -- a large apartment building with a sizable Jewish population, situated near the Philadelphia Museum...
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By:
Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
It's not that often that we eat Shabbat dinner on a bed in the middle of a dining room. But my husband and I were so happy to get a dinner invitation from my daughter and her roommates that we would have gladly eaten off the floor! It's my daughter's first post-college apartment. Four young women share a space in...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
All that was missing was some wood paneling, a few rock posters tacked to the walls and somebody's mom shouting down the basement steps that dinner was ready. For the most part, ping-pong is known as a light-hearted form of entertainment. Yet it's clearly serious business for the competitors who filled the Daskalakis Athletic Center at Drexel University over the...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
In international play, American soccer hardly gets any respect from the world community -- the United States has never even been close to a World Cup victory. On the other hand, it remains a passion in the extreme for fans around the world. In Buenos Aires, Argentina -- where fútbol is undoubtedly king -- American players in the Pan American...
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