Monday, May 25, 2015 Sivan 7, 5775
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The Torah seems practically awash in capital punishment. Biblical passages call for the death penalty in cases where adultery, rape, murder -- even, believe it or not, idolatrous worship and parental disrespect -- have taken place. But according to lawyer Marshall Dayan -- who spoke before a handful of congregants at Congregation Beth Am Israel on the evening of April...
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It's been a few weeks since Tom Knox, the millionaire businessman, pulled ahead in the polls -- more than enough time for local pundits to consider what such a victory in the May 15 Democratic primary might say about Philadelphia politics and where it's heading. After all, the conventional wisdom is that Philadelphia, unlike New York and other large urban...
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Ryan Teitman
What do a school guidance counselor and a corporate executive do when they need a change of pace professionally? Why, start their own bakery, of course -- and make sure to bring in the rest of the family as well. Almost five years ago, Kim Alexander and her husband, Jim Blumenstock, opened a Great Harvest Bread Company franchise in Wayne,...
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Ryan Teitman
Experts seem to be recognizing that the neighborhoods where people live play an increasingly important role in their health and well-being. When it comes to seniors, these factors multiply in relevance. In Philadelphia, for example, the problem is two-fold. Citizens are aging rapidly: Over the next 15 years, the percentage of urban residents over the age of 60 will increase...
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Ryan Teitman
"There are quite a few people in the Jewish community that live at, or below, the poverty level," explained Samuel Domsky, who didn't think that was a good reason for them to go without a Passover meal. So he decided to do something about it. "It's our most important holiday that we observe," he affirmed. That was the situation nearly...
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