Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Tammuz 24, 5774

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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
She admired him the whole night, but did not talk to him. It was surprising because the woman I'll call "Judy" was not only quite attractive, but she had a high-powered, high-profile job. She certainly knew how to talk to strangers. Judy was best friends with Aviva, my new friend who had organized a fundraising party at a hip New...
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Silke Schmidt, JE Feature
What would you do if you were a sheep and living in Wales? Quite likely, you'd be roaming the hills of Brecon Beacons National Park, as sheep are far more common there than people. And if you had a sense for beauty, you might stand on top of some steep cliff every now and then, enjoying the scenery while munching...
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When the U.S. Junior boys basketball team begins playing at the 11th Pan American Maccabi Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in December, they will surely be favorites to win the gold medal. Just 10 years ago, however, it was anybody's competition. But it all changed when Brian Schiff took over as head coach of the 13- to 16-year-olds, and began...
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When you think about urban greenery, it's probably Central Park -- that oasis of trails, lakes and playgrounds in central Manhattan -- that first comes to mind. But, truth be told, Philadelphia -- with its expansive Fairmount Park system and sprinkling of urban squares (Rittenhouse, Logan and Fitler, among others) -- was designed to be the mecca for city gardens...
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Ryan Teitman
Nearly every day, the papers bring fresh news of Sunni and Shi'ite sectarian violence erupting throughout Iraq. While these events are frequent, Westerners -- especially Americans -- find that explanations are scarce, for one simple reason: Few outside the region know much about Islam and its history. To answer some of the myriad questions about the ongoing conflict, the University...
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