Sunday, April 20, 2014 Nisan 20, 5774
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The board of directors at the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School voted 20-1 to consolidate its Bucks County branch into its Forman Center branch in Melrose Park effective at the end of the 2005-06 academic year. "As a school, it's just never hit its target enrollment," said Stuart Appel, president of Perelman's board. Serving first- to fifth-graders, the...
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Most kids would do anything to have a chance to play and explore at an interactive, hands-on museum, but when an evening at such a venue is also meant to raise funds for a good cause, even parents can get in on the action. More than 200 children and adults tackled exhibits, noshed on party food - pizza, cookies and...
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Driving with his brother and a friend in his hometown of Mosul, Iraq, in late autumn last year, 26-year-old Safa Ismael noticed something peculiar: A car in front of him was moving at an extraordinarily slow pace, holding up all traffic. Moments later, insurgents in a car going in the opposite direction pulled up next to Ismael's car and detonated...
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For 81-year-old Estelle Cohen, who lives by herself in a small apartment in Northeast Philadelphia, life can be lonely. Her children and grandchildren are all grown up, and while she does regularly talk with her family, day to day she often finds herself alone. When her doorbell rings on Thursday afternoons, however, Cohen knows she'll be in for a little...
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With a solid eight months to go until Election Day, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell is having a tougher time winning another term than practically anyone expected. Since the official announcement of former Pittsburgh Steelers star and Republican candidate Lynn Swann back in January - which came on the heels of nearly a year of unofficial campaigning by the African-American celebrity...
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