Friday, December 26, 2014 Tevet 4, 5775

Dinner is served - and service to the community is recognized - at the Abrams Hebrew Academy Annual Fund Dinner. Taking part in this cornucopia of comestibles and accomplishments (above, from left): Lisa Litovsky, dinner co-chair; Community Leader honorees Marsha and Marvin Raab; and co-chair Faith Meltzer. Providing a frame of reference - and the frame - for Rabbi Ira...
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Adina Matusow, JE Feature
How important is it to date someone Jewish? When I was younger and choosing which guys to date, I didn't care what the boy's religion was, as long as I would eventually marry someone Jewish. Then, an adviser from United Synagogue Youth asked me: "How do you know which person you date will become the serious one, and how do...
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Bernice Fried Saks-JE Feature
Shalom, y'all! Welcome to the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience What's it all about? Well, listen up! When we think of the mass migration of Jews to America in the 19th century to escape persecution and suffering, the countries that usually come to mind are those in Eastern Europe. But thousands of Jews came to the United States from...
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Frank Rosci- JE Feature
Is it possible that recipients of organ transplants can suddenly begin to exhibit donor characteristics, even novel personality traits? Or is this phenomenon - even though well-documented in the popular press - aligned more with the realm of science fiction than science fact? Given that each and every cell in the human body is genetically complete, is there any chance...
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Although sex and religion are considered by some faiths to be an unholy alliance, Rabbi Dennis Ross feels that, overall, Judaism holds the act in a favorable light. "Sex is not inherently evil," Ross said to about 50 people last week at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park. "At times, sex is a mitzvah." The talk, titled "When Sex...
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