Wednesday, June 3, 2015 Sivan 16, 5775

It's tough raising a child, especially a young girl, in today's body-focused world. Between magazines showing stick-thin actresses on their covers and similarly bone-thin models walking the runways, it's perhaps not surprising that young American girls think that the slimmer you are, the prettier and more popular you'll be. Never mind that 1950s' icon Marilyn Monroe was a size 14...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
While animal-rights proponents may see human beings as just one of a vast number of creatures roaming the Earth, Judaism sees humans as distinct and superior. This difference in ideology has led to strained relations between Jewish groups and many in the animal-rights movement, said Rabbi Mordechai Becher, senior lecturer of the Gateways Organization, a Jewish educational and outreach group...
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Fighting breast cancer, one major rung at a time
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
Even at a very young age, Brandon Fishman felt the excitement, validation and rewards that came from being an entrepreneur. A graduate of Germantown Academy, Fishman was active in his local youth group and a member of Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park. His dream was to be in business for himself. And so, he invested in Waterfront Square...
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Where do you turn when your airline eats your bags and loses your lunch?
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
It could be described as one of the worst trips I never took. It happened on my way to the Dominican Republic. I had to fly first to San Juan, Puerto Rico, and then get on a plane to Puerto Plata to attend a merengue festival I had been looking forward to for many, many months. Unfortunately, my original American...
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... from their friends: Exchange program lets teens see commonalities
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During a recent exchange program, Barrack Hebrew Academy students got the opportunity to see how similar they are to teenagers who attend school thousands of miles away from them, in the land of the tango. The two groups of teens --both wearing the unofficial "school uniform" of professional-sports jerseys or shirts with familiar brand names and, of course, jeans --...
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