Friday, December 19, 2014 Kislev 27, 5775
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Lauren Pound Somers, JE Feature
How do you get the Jewish community to the table to address the hunger issue with other groups in Greater Philadelphia? This was the charge of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger when they planned this year's Philadelphia World Food Day, the educational event that celebrates the work of anti-hunger organizations and promotes...
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Joshua Neuman, editor and publisher of Heeb: The New Jew Review, said that many readers treat the magazine - an irreverent quarterly that on its last cover featured a woman sniffing Gold's Prepared Horse Radish as if it were cocaine - as a "sacred Jewish text." Sporting a green T-shirt, jeans and a corduroy hat, the 33-year-old Neuman addressed how...
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Most architecture students know the ins and outs of the latest design software, but 69-year-old Robert M. Skaler - who learned the craft under the tutelage of maverick Philadelphia architect Louis Kahn more than 40 years ago - claims ignorance when it comes to using a computer to sketch a structure. Sitting in his Cheltenham home that serves as a...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
As night fell on Bagram Air Base in Northeast Afghanistan, Pennsylvania Army National Guard Maj. Kathryn Brill, 55, was wrapping things up after a long, hard day. While walking back to the small cluster of plastic yellow tents that the soldiers called home, it happened in a flash: Insurgents hit a remote area of the base with a series of...
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With one in four American Jews now over the age of 60, rabbis can expect to deal with issues related to aging like never before - and for many years to come. Senior citizens are living increasingly longer, leaving more time to examine their spirituality and contemplate their mortality. "We have this gift of decades more of life. We also...
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