Sunday, April 19, 2015 Nisan 30, 5775

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Even before the $12 million, 35,000-square-foot Steinhardt Hall had officially opened more than three years ago on the University of Pennsylvania campus -- replacing a cramped, outdated brick structure -- Rabbi Howard Alpert, executive director of Hillel of Greater Philadelphia, declared that the next big building project would happen on the other side of the Schuylkill, at North Philadelphia's Temple...
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Do students do better scholastically if they study what they're eating?
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Blake Gernstetter, JE Feature
When Sunday night rolls around and none of his homework is done, Brandon Burr keeps procrastinating. The University of Illinois sophomore plays Minesweeper marathons, watches college football and snacks on goldfish crackers and burritos, stressing over how he's going to accomplish so much in so little time. His roommate Mark eats a tube of Pringles every day. The good news...
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
And now, for something different: going down the shore in winter -- a time when summer visitors traditionally stay away, leaving the frozen days and frigid nights to year-round residents, locals who stay on by choice, and wild creatures that do so purely by instinct. Cold weather and all it brings reveals a world largely unknown to high-season travelers, but...
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Adina Matusow, JE Feature
Judaism teaches the idea that men's and women's neshama (or "soul") fuse together and become complete when marrying your bashert, or "fated one." When it comes to love and relationships, everyone should be so lucky as to find a partner who agrees with this teaching. But when it comes to leading a successful life, are we measuring our satisfaction on...
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
One of the first things people notice upon entering Botwinick's Clothing, at the Metropol Center in Jenkintown, are solid-looking, turquoise-painted letters -- each about 3-feet-high, mounted inside directly above the entrance spelling out BOTWINICK'S. Now a retail icon in themselves, the letters are from the facade of the original store that opened at 976 N. Marshall St., in the East...
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