Monday, March 2, 2015 AdarI 11, 5775

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The Jewish Community Centers of Greater Philadelphia, a venerable institution that has played a key role in the lives of generations of Philadelphians, is in the final stages of splitting up, leaving each branch in business for itself. Last week, the decentralization process cleared a key legal hurdle when the Pennsylvania state attorney general, who oversees the breakup of charitable...
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Aaron Passman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Although air fares have dropped significantly since last summer, the cost of a single, round-trip ticket to Israel will still set you back about $1,000. Unless, that is, you're between the ages of 18 and 26, in which case it's gratis -- assuming that you can actually get a slot and a seat. Demand for the free, 10-day trips provided...
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Several Jewish groups have expressed concern that a June 11 Center City program featuring a Washington Post columnist and an Iranian-American writer could devolve into an Israel-bashing fest, even though the Israeli-Arab conflict isn't the stated subject of the event. For the last of a three-part series focusing on "The Future of Radical Islam," the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia...
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Aaron Passman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Irwin Schmuckler's veritable love affair with "Mo" started more than six decades ago. These days, though, it's become something of a long-distance romance. The 82-year-old said that he hasn't seen the "old girl" in 12 years, due to her limited mobility (to say nothing of his). She mostly hangs out in Hawaii, and it's hard to get around when you're...
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As long as her parents can remember, Leah Horowitz had always been drawn to adventure and fascinated with the wider world. The Elkins Park native caught the "Africa bug" during a college semester in Zimbabwe; since then, she logged substantial time in Ghana and South Africa, focusing on issues such as sustainable agriculture, good governance and the role that gender...
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