Thursday, July 31, 2014 Av 4, 5774

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West Philadelphia native Harry Azoff recalls exactly where he was on May 15, 1948 -- the day that David Ben-Gurion read Israel's Declaration of Independence, creating the first Jewish state in more than 2,000 years. On that day, the now 83-year-old was nowhere near Tel Aviv; nevertheless, he retains vivid memories of the historic moment -- memories that educators thought...
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When Max Silberman was growing up in the 1950s, the baseball-loving kid from Wynnewood cited his favorite ball player as little-utilized Philadelphia Athletics first-baseman Lou Limmer, rather than more popular guys like home-run hitter Gus Zernial, Most Valuable Player Bobby Shantz or player-manager Eddie Joust. "To all the kids from Har Zion, Lou Limmer was a big hero," said Silberman,...
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Adina Matusow, JE Feature
I guess my last column got a lot of people talking about living together, and whether or not that affects their chance of divorce. Since then, I've spoken with a handful of people about their relationships; these are just a few of their stories. · · · Moses, 27, and his girlfriend complimented each other well. They had many friends,...
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Does size matter? Maybe, when comparing men's and women's brains
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Frank Rosci Jewish Exponent Feature "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan," the film phenomenon that caused laugh riots and ample measures of controversy among millions of moviegoers, with British comedian and actor Sacha Baron Cohen as Borat, turned the world on its stunned ear with a barrage of tongue-in-cheek, foot-in-mouth verbal assaults against a...
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Heart surgeons don't have to choose between taking a coronary-bypass patient off the popular anti-clotting drug clopidogrel (Plavix) after off-pump heart bypass surgery or having the patient bleed excessively in the days following surgery, according to a new study by researchers at Jefferson Medical College. The study, presented recently at the American College of Cardiology's 56th annual scientific session, found...
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