Friday, March 6, 2015 AdarI 15, 5775

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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
If the idea helped raise money for the Wachovia Center -- home of the Philadelphia Flyers and the 76ers -- then why not use it to shore up a Jewish community center? That's exactly what motivated JCC Kaiserman director Farrell Borine to institute a new fundraising technique -- selling personalized, inscribed bricks to line the walkway leading up to the...
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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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