Sunday, November 23, 2014 Kislev 1, 5775

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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Aside from his normal intake of between three and 10 cups of coffee per day - most of them decaf - Gene Kestenbaum also spends part of his day "cupping" from new batches of brewed joe regularly. "It's like wine-tasting. We draw it into our mouths and spit it out into a coffee spittoon," explained Kestenbaum, 58, president and CEO...
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Lauren Pound Somers, JE Feature
When a local woman needing some job-search assistance mentioned to Jerry Schneider that she had not filed her taxes for several years, he knew exactly the right tool to help her: The Benefit Bank. "This client told me she had filed her taxes in 2002, but not in 2000, 2001 or 2003," said Schneider, a job developer for the Jewish...
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Susan Heller Pinto has the unenviable task of sifting through political cartoons that appear in publications worldwide and that many deem anti-Semitic, and then deciding which are egregious enough to be highlighted on the Web site of the Anti-Defamation League. She recalled a recent one in particular that likened Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to none other than Adolf Hitler...
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Back in 1994, Eugenia Mukeshimana was eight months pregnant when waves of violence broke out in her native Rwanda. As a member of the minority Tutsi tribe, the expectant mother was forced to separate from her husband and go into hiding. More than half a million people, mostly ethnic Tutsis, were killed by militias comprised of the majority Hutus in...
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"Come on!" Mike Zukerman shouted sternly to himself after his errant shot floated several inches past the end of the table, then bounced off the floor. After a few seconds, the sounds of the game resumed and once again filled the basement room of the Jewish Community Centers Klein Branch in Northeast Philadelphia: Feet shuffled and sneakers squeaked while the...
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