Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Elul 21, 5774

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Sally Friedman, JE Feature
They rode 4,000-strong, creating a human avalanche of bodies, helmets, bicycles, and yes, joy. There was a palpable sense of mission, purpose and delight just after dawn on Sunday, July 10, as bicyclists from throughout the region converged at the foot of Benjamin Franklin Bridge to participate in the American Cancer Society's Bike-a-Thon. The bridge crossing was led by cancer...
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In the past, contacting the Jewish Agency for Israel - a quasi-governmental Israeli institution with branches worldwide - suggested a desire for a one-way ticket to Israel, and to trade one home country for another. While JAFI has far from given up on its original goals, its American arm is now reformulating its mission in broader terms. Fostering Jewish identity...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Magda Brown is 100, and at her age, a normal day is pretty light: visits from her daughter, watching some television and spending time with her husband, Herbert, who is 105. But over the course of several days recently, she found herself posing in front of photographers and TV cameras, and answering question after question about her long life. All...
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At the height of summer, senior services offer relief
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Feel like going swimming? Just take a walk outside. After working your way through all the moisture and humidity, you’ll be soaked — without getting anywhere near a pool. The recent heat wave scorching Philadelphia has put the city over 90 degrees for five straight days, from July 18 to July 22, broken by the weekend only to resume on...
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Events step up to the plate
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Would you work overtime to make some extra money? What if you could pull in an extra $1.4 million per year? The Philadelphia Phillies certainly think that a little extra effort is worth the considerable payoff. Building a brand-new facility like Citizens Bank Park cost the Phillies dearly. To compensate for the walloping investment and add some revenue to a...
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