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Rabbi Gets Probation in Sexual Abuse Case

A rabbi and former teacher living in Northeast Philadelphia was sentenced to 10 years probation last week in a Boston court after pleading guilty...
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Ancient Ritual, Modern Misgivings

Zoe Cohen and Ken Rosso are due to have their second child in September, and if it's a boy, they're already set on not...
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Home, Sweet (New) Home

An area couple who has touched hundreds of children's lives will set one last example as they leave for their new home in Jerusalem...
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A Woman’s Perogative at the Ballot Box

Kim Decker and her teenage son, Bennett, waited in a packed auditorium last month at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel for the start of an...
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Eye on Ai

Whether you call it destiny, bashert or yuanfen, for Alison Klayman, it all came down to housing. Living, that is, with a Beijing roommate...

Devoted to Day Camp

When Willow Grove Day Camp opened in 1955, founder Howie Zeitz estimated that practically every camper was Jewish.Even today, Zeitz estimates that up to...
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Political Fireworks at Local Synagogue

For U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the head of the Democratic National Committee, the toughest question of the evening came at the end: Why...
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Philadelphia Legend Joe Smukler Dies

Before he died, when he knew his end was drawing near, Joseph Smukler told his rabbi that he wanted lots of people to attend...

From Matchmaking to Cookbooks: Another Crew of Innovators

  Last fall, Tribe 12 selected 11 young professionals for its second class of "social enterpreneurs." Since then, one dropped out. Here are brief descriptions...
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Reflecting on Central High

  Sheldon Pavel puffed on his pipe as he sat in his air-conditioned office, wearing shorts, sneakers and a burgundy Central High School T-shirt.With students...