Friday, February 27, 2015 AdarI 8, 5775

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In one poem, acclaimed Yiddish poet, singer and songwriter Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman uses nature references to recall her childhood. One line goes as follows: "I've come such a long way." And that she has. Schaechter-Gottesman, 87, a Holocaust survivor, recounted not just her own journey during a recent event in Elkins Park, but that of the language and culture she uses...
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Renowned attorney, Harvard Law School professor and best-selling author Alan M. Dershowitz said he gets asked about many subjects, ranging from the well-known legal cases he's worked on to politics and, of course, Israel. But when asked during a recent local visit if there's one subject he would like to discuss, but is never asked about in interviews or during...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
The biggest night of the year for Jewish singles is just around the corner: Christmas Eve. Besides hitting your favorite Chinese restaurant or the multiplex, singles of all ages have the chance to dance, dance, dance -- or at least go out and meet someone new. Andrew Spivack and Adam Solomon -- the dynamic duo who have been running Philadelphia's...
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Asaf Romirowsky, JE Feature
Nov. 29 marked 60 years since the United Nations voted to create two separate states -- one Arab and one Jewish -- on a hunk of land in the Middle East. On that fateful night six decades ago, all members of the Jewish yishuv were glued to their radios, holding a sheet of paper divided into three columns. The top...
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Though her life hasn't been affected directly in any way by violent crime, one well-known Philadelphia philanthropist has decided that illegal guns present the most significant public safety issue to the city and the state, and she's hoping to change the legislative status quo by mobilizing voters to pressure elected officials. "This is an enraged constituency," declared Lynn Honickman of...
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