Wednesday, June 3, 2015 Sivan 16, 5775

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Adina Matusow, JE Feature
Ever go on date after date and wind up feeling as if you were simply wasting your time? After your fifth blind date with a guy who looked nothing like the picture posted on his JDate profile, you may feel like you've had enough. It's time to try something new. Then you hear through a friend about SpeedDating, an event...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
A project that started with the hopes of bringing Olympic women's softball to Israel has ended in disappointment. Organizers of the initiative -- called Ruach Shalom '08 -- hoped to form a team made up mostly of American-Jewish softball players who'd make aliyah, then play in Olympic qualifying games under the Israeli flag. Although the Israeli Softball Association held practices...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Like many women who grew up in the 1980s, Emily Friedman never imagined playing professional sports, mostly because the pro leagues for females were few and far between. She's 23 years old now, and these days, pro options for women have surged, so the college softball standout played her way onto the Philadelphia Force -- an affiliate of National Pro...
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A lot has changed through the years about the father-child relationship. Remember those old TV shows where Dad would call Junior into the study for a man-to-man-talk? "It was usually because the kid was in trouble," says Russ Chandler of Portsmouth, Va. "Back when I was a kid, that's the way it was. My father and I had what I'd...
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Just outside the German city, a town with the flavor of Jewish history thrives
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Silke Schmidt, JE Feature
The next time you go shopping, keep your eyes open for a very special fruit: the "Seckel pear." To tell the truth, you might never find it in a Wal-Mart, but more likely at the little grocer's next door, especially if he's Jewish. Because then he has probably heard about the man who first bred the pear, and whose life...
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