Thursday, July 31, 2014 Av 4, 5774

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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
As a 19-year-old at Penn State University, Roger Schwab could bench press 360 pounds, even though that was double his body weight. He eventually put his strength on display at a weight-lifting competition; his performance drew members of the football team who wanted to know how to add muscle and size to their bodies. So Schwab became the team's unofficial...
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Current attempts to curtail government spending in Washington and Harrisburg have social-service advocates concerned that those who depend on government funds for everything from health care to job training might be left in the lurch. During a Center City forum focusing on policy issues affecting low-income families, sponsored by the United Way of Eastern Pennsylvania - of which the Jewish...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Laying in a hospital bed 13 years ago, Elizabeth Rubin was in a lot of pain, uncertain whether she was going to live. And just weeks before, life had been so good: She had recently given birth to her second daughter, and she and her husband were enjoying their increasingly active household. But then the symptoms started appearing - her...
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David Ruderman has a passion - an obsession, really - with excavating the Jewish past. He also happens to be a rabbi who heads what he calls a "great secular yeshiva." The 61-year-old Lower Merion resident serves the University of Pennsylvania in two capacities: as the Joseph Meyerhoff Professor of Modern Jewish History, and as director of the Center for...
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Why is it that some children can breeze through books above their grade level, but can't for the life-of-them comprehend long division, while others can effortlessly identify a musical note or pitch, but just can't seem to tell a fast ball from a curve ball until after they've swatted air? According to the theory of multiple intelligences, first proposed by...
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