Saturday, July 12, 2014 Tammuz 14, 5774

Beauty in the eyes of the beholder? Watch out, women!
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Monica Perry, JE Feature
"We pass now under the bridge of Casanova. It is tradition to kiss the man who is in the boat with you for good luck. Since I'm the only man here," the gondolier tells us, abruptly halting the boat and lurching forward, "I will be your Casanova." It was cute. A good laugh. But, it turned out, he was serious...
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Adina Matusow, JE Feature
You're dating someone and getting serious. But something he or she said about a past relationship catches your attention, and you suddenly realize you may not know as much about her history as you thought. You're okay with knowing that the person has slept with others before you, but certain behaviors remain questionable, and you want to find out more...
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Girls go for the green -- bargains galore at Shecky's
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Dana Lerner, JE Feature
An estrogen-charged crowd huddles at the entranceway of the historic neo-Romanesque Puck Building in downtown Manhattan. Within eyesight are masses of women rummaging through designer winter hats, fingering sterling-silver jewelry and browsing over light cashmere sweaters. Salon stylists straighten unruly hair, brittle nails become ruby-polished, and palates are quenched by a select wine or brew. A pair of creamy taupe...
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By:
Ryan Teitman
The quest for religious truth, explained New York University professor Lawrence H. Schiffman, goes on in all sorts of different ways throughout American culture, but in recent times, it has moved beyond religious texts, tradition and family life. The public fascination with the "Gospel of Judas," the supposed tomb of Jesus and even a work of pure fiction like The...
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By:
Ryan Teitman
The pursuit of knowledge has always been a major facet of Jewish culture, and a newly formed organization is seeking to extend this tradition by bringing some of the leading Jewish lights in the arts and sciences to the Philadelphia area to discuss their accomplishments and insights. Two men -- Marc Erlbaum and Rabbi Asher Crispe -- have founded the...
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