Monday, April 27, 2015 Iyyar 8, 5775

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The new year will bring new leadership to the helm of the Jewish Exponent . Effective Jan. 5, Lisa Hostein will take up the reins as the paper's executive editor. She comes to her new position with a wealth of journalistic knowledge and considerable familiarity with the intricate workings of Philadelphia's Jewish community. The Rhode Island native and graduate of...
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A Bucks County businessman and philanthropist allegedly has led a hidden life, in which he helped to run a Russian prostitution ring and engaged in sexual acts with teenage orphans, according to Laurie Magid, acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, which is based in Philadelphia. On Dec. 3, Magid announced that a grand jury had handed down...
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The worldwide Chabad Lubavitch movement must respond to last month's terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, by doubling its efforts at Jewish outreach and react to acts of cruelty by spreading acts of kindness, stated Rabbi Abraham Shemtov, who chairs the executive committee of the Agudas Chassidei Chabad, Chabad's umbrella organization. Shemtov, who also oversees Lubavitch activities in the region, delivered...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg and Bryan Schwartzman, JE Staff
Several days after hearing that Chabad Lubavitch emissaries Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife Rivkah were among the nearly 200 people killed in a string of terrorist attacks last week in Mumbai, Philadelphia-based Lubavitch Rabbi Levi Yitzchok Weber was still in a state of shock. "I cannot believe it," said Weber, reached on his way to New Jersey's Newark International...
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For months, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, in his capacity as chair of the National Governors Association, has tried to call attention to the commonwealth's and the country's crumbling infrastructures, especially aging highways and bridges that have dangerously fallen into disrepair. Now, it appears he's won an ally in a very high place. On Nov. 24, while announcing appointments to key...
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