Sunday, February 1, 2015 Shevat 12, 5775

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When Jen Goldstein heard Monday night's winter storm warning, she knew exactly what she had to do. The Art Museum-area resident strapped on her in-line skates and headed straight for Fairmont Park. After all, significant snowfall - which at least on Monday proved fleeting - could keep the skate-instructor off the river paths for days. She just had to get...
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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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City salutes its Founding Father
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Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
The biggest birthday party ever will be happening right here in Philadelphia! Benjamin Franklin, the nation's oldest - and possibly most important - Founding Father, will celebrate his 300th birthday, as Philadelphia reinvents this remarkable man with an international traveling exhibition at the National Constitution Center on Independence Mall. "Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World" is a remarkable...
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… and what to do about, well, coverage
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Remember the musical "Hair," and its title song that had actors singing, "Give me a head with hair, long beautiful hair/Shining, gleaming, streaming, flaxen, waxen/ Give me down to there hair, shoulder length or longer … " Well, those happy words may have rung true for most of us, too, once upon a time. (Not the length, perhaps, but surely...
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Six-part adult-ed course taught here, and throughout the world
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Rabbi Efraim Mintz divides the decades following the Holocaust into different stages based on Jewish reaction to its horrors: the shock and silence of the first two decades after World War II, followed by years marked by the urgency to tell, document and, most importantly, never forget. The most recent period, said the director of the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute,...
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