Saturday, April 19, 2014 Nisan 19, 5774

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Over the years, Rabbi Elliot Holin of Kol Ami has promised his two older sons - Jonathan, 16, and David, 15 - that they would become B'nai Mitzvah in a building that was owned by the congregation. That, however, never did pan out; instead, the boys had Bar Mitzvahs at Gratz College. For almost a decade now, Kol Ami has...
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As a young girl, Marilyn Rosenthal Baltz really had no ties to Judaism. Her parents - Russian immigrants - owned a candy store in Kensington, where they worked seven days a week, and didn't belong to a synagogue. When she was in third grade, in the 1940s, someone told her about the Hebrew Sunday School Society - which sponsored sessions...
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For Alan Sandals, Chuck Pennacchio and dozens of other Pennsylvania politicians, this coming Tuesday represents the defining day for their insurgent campaigns. But given the high cost of running a successful election fight and the historically low turnout of primary balloting, most, if not all, of these 2006 warriors will emerge from the May 16 Democratic and Republican primaries defeated...
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Extension of existing 'eruv' will allow simple tasks to get done
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For more than 30 years now, Norm Garfield has not been able to retrieve his Saturday morning paper from the front lawn of his Wynnewood home. In fact, during Shabbat, he’s never been able to take advantage of a warm spring afternoon by lounging with a book in his own backyard. “You couldn’t have lunch outside either,” said the 63-year-old...
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The new director of Temple University's Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Center for American Jewish History hopes to use the organization's resources to raise the level of scholarship and discourse on the subject. It's an initiative Michael Alexander - who was appointed earlier this year, several months after the death of Murray Friedman, the center's first director - predicts will get...
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