Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774

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t's rare that a 15-year-old freshman gets to take the reins of a prominent high school basketball team, but that's exactly what happened to Jesse Krasna at Pennsbury High School this season. With two guards nursing injuries, the muscular, 5-foot-11-incher was named starting point guard during the season's opener -- and given the task of controlling the offense on the...
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Adina Matusow, JE Feature
You've been involved in a relationship for well over a year now. You're not ready to get engaged, so what's the next step? Moving in together, of course. But what happens when one of you is ready and the other is not? My friend Lucy is facing this dilemma. "I really want to move in with my boyfriend, and he...
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Here, you take the tube, not the PATH or the Jersey transit
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Diana Rosenthal, Jewish Exponent Feature
Outside the tube stop, two young blonde women wearing backpacks and sunglasses pause, refer to a London map, and walk toward the crowds gathering outside the shops. They are American 20-year-olds in search of sparkling jewelry, black platform boots, flowered dresses from the '60s and dusty, rare records -- all available at Camden Markets, increasingly a magnet for hipsters. "We...
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Officials at Gratz College hoped that screening a film about a teen girl's struggle to reconcile her homosexuality with Judaism, while also challenging her high school to become a more welcoming place, might prompt some discussion and send a message that the Melrose Park campus is an open environment for Jews of diverse backgrounds. Five years ago, Shulamit Izen --...
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JE Staff
Since its founding in 1946, the oldest pluralistic Jewish day school in North America has been known as the Akiba Hebrew Academy. But it will soon go by a new name, the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy -- a change that school and Jewish-community officials insist will help ensure its future as a top-notch institution. The name change comes as...
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