Monday, September 15, 2014 Elul 20, 5774

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Returning from the violence-ravaged province of the Sudan known as Darfur, a Philadelphia doctor who received his medical training in Israel is holding out little hope that the hundreds of thousands of refugees there will be able to return to their villages and resume a normal life anytime soon. "The sad thing is that while I was there, things got...
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While at his winter home in Coconut Creek, Fla., last year, Meyer Markowitz read a small article in the local Jewish paper, about a 14-year-old girl performing mitzvahs that inspired him to take up a new hobby with his newfound retired time. "I figured if a 14-year-old could do it, why should I not be able to do something comparable?"...
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For the past 23 years, the Politz Hebrew Academy, an Orthodox day school in Northeast Philadelphia, has served young boys and girls as a home away from home. But after two decades in business, it's time for a little home improvement. Thanks to private contributions, the school is getting a $1.5 million face-lift that will create 11 additional classrooms, along...
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
Most people ease into getting involved in an organization, but not Michael Feist, a 29-year-old, single graduate student at Temple University. "I jumped right into the Renaissance Group," he stated, referring to the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's organization for the 25- to 45-aged crowd. What led to such involvement? It started last summer, with a trip to Israel. Encouraged...
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Jan L. Apple , JE Feature
Once upon a time, neighborhoods and the communal feelings they evoked were an integral part of people's lives, whether it was asking a neighbor for a ride to the doctor's office or walking down the street on a summer evening to play a game of cards. But times have changed. In today's fast-paced, high-tech society, the elderly, in particular, have...
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