Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Tishri 28, 5775

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The second-floor balcony of the historic General Wayne Inn appears unsteady. And the porch below - blocked off by chain-link fence and yellow police tape - looks as if it had buckled in the wake of some natural disaster. The Merion Station building that first opened in 1704 is suffering from age and neglect; the property has been vacant since...
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As my ancestors planted before me, so shall I plant for future generations.
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
Some of them were outgoing, with large circles of friends, while others were loners. Some left behind families filled with children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren while others were childless. Though they led disparate lives, 38 individuals who passed away in the Jewish year 5765 also remembered the Jewish community in their wills via the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia by leaving...
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Growing up in Richboro and becoming a Bat Mitzvah at Shir Ami-Bucks County Jewish Congregation, Lisa Pliskin-Ismail never imagined she would one day marry a Sudanese man, in Egypt, with a ceremony conducted by a Muslim cleric and a wedding contract written in Arabic. But six years ago, while living on a Kibbutz outside Haifa, she took a trip to...
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Carin M. Smilk, JE Feature
Evelyn Nerenberg likes to talk; she likes to philosophize. After all, at her age, why shouldn't she have a thing or two to say about life? Take the stage she's in now - what she calls the third stage of living. First, comes youth. The second, middle age. The third, she offers with a glint in her eye, is "Gee,...
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New group looks to create social outlets
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Dealing with the death of a loved one is never easy, and when you lose a spouse of almost half a century, it is particularly trying. No one knows this better than 73-year-old Janet Simon. "When I got married, I was 20, and we stayed married for 48 years," explained Simon, who lost her husband, Al, 31?2 years ago. "He...
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