Saturday, August 27, 2016 Av 23, 5776

Brazil is flooded with history -- in the most unlikely places
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Janet Darbey, JE Feature
Everyone's surely heard of Carnival in Rio and its wild street parades that bring on the somber time of Lent. And, of course, Brazilian cities are much influenced in many ways by their Catholic heritage -- Rio's Corcovado and its iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer, known worldwide, attest to that. And yet, although the Jewish community in Brazil numbers...
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In I.B. Singer's "Yentl the Yeshiva Boy," the female protagonist chooses intellectual pursuits over a man with whom she's in love. In Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth, a male character recounts various episodes of sexual frustration, gratification and much experimentation. Indeed, great works of Jewish literature raise provocative -- and very real -- questions about love, sex and interpersonal relationships...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Although sports agent Marc Simon has 15 clients playing basketball in Spain, France, Hungary, Poland, Austria, Lithuania, Germany, Great Britain, Italy and all over the United States, he said that placing a kid on a pro team in Israel proved to be one of his most meaningful experiences. "There's a personal connection," said the 26-year-old, who played ball himself at...
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You don't have to be a mohel to clip some savings online
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Diana Alexandra Aydin, JE Feature
As a Princeton University graduate student on a budget, John Schmitt became a coupon expert -- the person his friends would come to for discount tips. He was well-versed in the restrictions of coupons and knew the best places to find savings. Memorable coupons even included a Barnes & Noble discount offering $10 off a $10 purchase and a 50...
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Play ball! That's a lifelong cry of baseball delight and a clarion call of sports to most of the men of the Sports Club at the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life in Horsham. And what better time to celebrate than now, with the Phils in the playoffs? The club's members -- a dozen or so sports-minded guys...
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