Monday, July 28, 2014 Av 1, 5774

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Maybe you learned about it in Hebrew school, or maybe you have a family member who's a survivor -- or a relative who didn't make it out of Europe -- but if you're Jewish, chances are good that you know of the Shoah. But what about non-Jews? How do they come to understand -- and possibly to empathize with --...
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Ryan Teitman
The students stood in two concentric circles -- one facing out, one facing in. Each person in each pair had only 30 seconds to speak. Their partners had to remain in complete silence. The prompts started out simply enough: Talk about spring-break plans, your most embarrassing memories. The responses to these topics drew on the normal bustle of teen lives...
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You'll need more than 611 to get here, but the trip is well worth it
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Janet Darbey, JE Feature
As you wander around the fascinating city of York in Northern England, it's easy to imagine that it has always been this attractive and peaceful. But the modern shopping malls, quiet walkways by the River Ouse and well-tended grass mounds do nothing to acknowledge that York was once the scene of one of the most notorious anti-Semitic attacks that ever...
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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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