Monday, August 3, 2015 Av 18, 5775

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West Philadelphia native Harry Azoff recalls exactly where he was on May 15, 1948 -- the day that David Ben-Gurion read Israel's Declaration of Independence, creating the first Jewish state in more than 2,000 years. On that day, the now 83-year-old was nowhere near Tel Aviv; nevertheless, he retains vivid memories of the historic moment -- memories that educators thought...
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Fred D. Snitzer, JE Feature
In the zeitgeist of contemporary America, anger and outrage are the currency of the day. Particularly ripe for attack are large corporations, which are picked off like low-hanging fruit by media-starved politicians and talking heads on TV. Whether these attacks come from the ratings-driven populism of a Lou Dobbs, the anti-business nostalgia of a Pat Buchanan or the left-wing socialism...
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It's a Costa Rican trip that's just teeming with adventurous teens
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Patricia Kutza, JE Feature
If managing travel-related minutiae gets you down, you can take solace in the fact that even seasoned tour operators feel challenged juggling the details. When tour operator Lisa Schachter-Brooks decided to build a Jewish-centric tour that would depart from the norm, she knew she had her work cut out for her. Studying with world-class teachers at the Israel-based Melitz Center...
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Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
"As a medical student in Philadelphia," recalls Dr. Samuel Berger, "I had a big decision to make. After I would graduate and before my residency, should I choose to be a primary-care physician or concentrate on a specialty, like cardiology or surgery, where my income would be considerably better?" The young man from Buffalo had grown up in a home...
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University of Pennsylvania physics professor Howard Brody -- now retired -- spent the bulk of his career examining the behavior of quarks and electrons through the use of advanced particle accelerators, delving into the laws that govern energy and matter, and even the universe itself, at the most minute, elemental level. Then, nearly 30 years ago, he found another "love"...
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