Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Av 2, 5774

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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
The job of establishing a branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia in the Ogontz neighborhood of the city was a tough, time-consuming process, but one that the late Philadelphia City Councilman David Cohen never abandoned. As such, the Ogontz community honored the library's longtime champion -- who died Oct. 3, 2005, at the age of 90 -- by bestowing...
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The Rev. Peter T. Manzo admitted that he hasn't always been enamored with the modern State of Israel. For many years, he viewed the Jewish nation "as an intrusion into the indigenous life of the Middle East." "Millions of Eastern European immigrants had simply bullied the Middle Eastern natives out of their homes," he continued. "If the Jews needed a...
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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
Programs like the Alexander Muss High School in Israel and Birthright Israel are designed to teach young Jews more about their homeland. As such, participants spend time exploring major historical sites -- Masada, the Western Wall -- and absorbing the past, from the birth of Zionism to the roots of the Arab-Israeli crisis. But the Common Ground Mission -- a...
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With a strict exercise regiment that includes stretching, leg extensions and deep knee bends, it may be hard to believe that Eleanore Serinsky is 91 years old. Often working out with her 94-year-old husband Michael, she insists that her fitness program -- coupled with a healthy diet -- is the key to the twosome's living such a long life. And...
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Carin M. Smilk, JE Feature
It was a situation that practically begged for some good old-fashioned humor. After all, filling nearly every seat in the auditorium of the Jewish Community Services Building in Center City for the 25th annual Jewish Law Day earlier this month were attorneys, male and female, young and old, as far as the eye could see. They had gathered for social,...
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