Sunday, May 24, 2015 Sivan 6, 5775
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While two large men wrapped in towels sit and sweat in the 182-degree heat, a Southampton Spa worker enters the sauna area, opens a metal oven door and splashes peppermint laced water onto a mass of hot rocks. The flavorful steam wafts around the room and in between the wooden benches, adding a touch of spring to what seems like...
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Though as a boy Sidney Karpo sang in his South Philadelphia Hebrew school's junior choir - and was well aware that he had a considerable voice - he never dreamed of being a cantor. Actually, it was his wife who convinced him to do it. "I could have been anything," said the 78-year-old. "My wife is a very musical person,...
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The staff of the Jewish Exponent took a number of awards for their work as city, state and national organizations honored the best journalism published in 2005. "Down to Earth," the Exponent's series on Jewish environmentalism won first place honors in two state competitions: a Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Keystone award for best series and a Pennsylvania Society of Professional Journalists...
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An interfaith group some 500 strong, wearing white clothing, walked through the streets of Philadelphia last Sunday to foster a common goal: peace. The third annual "Philadelphia Interfaith Walk for Peace and Reconciliation" on June 4 took these peace-seekers from the Al Aqsa Islamic Society in the Kensington section of the city to St. Peter's Church on the edge of...
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Bryan Schwartzman, JE Staff
Mounds of dirt - and a John Deere bulldozer - rested on the exposed earth, marking the spot where Congregation Beth Hamedrosh is building its new sanctuary. But even though the ground had clearly already been broken, for the 100 or so member families of the Orthodox shul, the June 11 ceremony offered a symbolic indication that the synagogue's long-awaited...
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