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Local Republicans Gear Up for Tampa

Lynne Lechter of Lower Merion likens the Republican Party to the state of Israel.Both entities are morally correct in their stances, contends Lechter, a...
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Father-Daughter Duo Pen a Book and Make a Big Bang of Their Own

A little more than a year ago, David Prutchi, a bio­medical engineer, approached his daughter with an unusual proposal -- to write a book...
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Tennis Ace Slams Into U.S. Open

Julia Cohen doesn't usually wear jewelry on the tennis court, but if she can find a Star of David necklace that feels comfortable enough,...
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The Medals Pile Up for Maccabi Athletes

Team Philadelphia struck gold, silver and bronze as 150 teen­agers from the region competed in this year's JCC Maccabi Games. The youths traveled to...

Burger Chain Coming to Elkins Park

The owners of the Burger.org restaurants are trying to succeed where another kosher establishment failed, on Old York Road in Elk­ins Park.Eyal Aranya, who...
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A Place of Their Own

Fans whirred and radios blared as workers hauled interior doors and painted win­dow trim in a former Bala Cynwyd church-turned-synagogue that will re-open after...
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A Cyber Experiment

Will pairing Hebrew and Mandarin Chinese language classes at a new Phila­delphia charter school make a perfect yin and yang -- or prove to...

Classroom Heroes

One stands on a chair to deliver a re-enactment of the Scopes Trial to his history classes at a Jewish day school. Another breaks...
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‘Love’ of the Game Brings Israeli Tennis Stars

 As Israeli tennis standout Nadine Fahoum struck a forehand, the pounded fuzz of a ball left the racquet strings on a perfect trajectory, accelerating...
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Competing School Choice Bills

 With the legislative clock ticking, Jewish groups are closely monitoring a flurry of recent activity in Harrisburg related to school choice.Proponents have been waiting...