Thursday, April 17, 2014 Nisan 17, 5774

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Bernice Fried Saks-JE Feature
Shalom, y'all! Welcome to the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience What's it all about? Well, listen up! When we think of the mass migration of Jews to America in the 19th century to escape persecution and suffering, the countries that usually come to mind are those in Eastern Europe. But thousands of Jews came to the United States from...
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Frank Rosci- JE Feature
Is it possible that recipients of organ transplants can suddenly begin to exhibit donor characteristics, even novel personality traits? Or is this phenomenon - even though well-documented in the popular press - aligned more with the realm of science fiction than science fact? Given that each and every cell in the human body is genetically complete, is there any chance...
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Although sex and religion are considered by some faiths to be an unholy alliance, Rabbi Dennis Ross feels that, overall, Judaism holds the act in a favorable light. "Sex is not inherently evil," Ross said to about 50 people last week at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park. "At times, sex is a mitzvah." The talk, titled "When Sex...
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Lynn Nottage is quite the designing woman. For up there, on stage, is the tapestry of her talent, a take on humanity that is a quiltwork on black/Jewish relations as much as it is a civil look at strides in civil rights. Nottage is on intimate terms with the threadlines of "Intimate Apparel": It is all based on the playwright's...
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The "V" is more than "Vendetta": It stands for victory at the box office. And that's familiar turf for its star, whose "Star Wars" history and Oscar nod for "Closer" has her closing in on Hollywood superstardom. Natalie Portman, whose professional career was aced in her early starring role in "The Professional," professes an affinity for her role in the...
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