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Mapping Survey Pinpoints 553 Disturbed Headstones at Mount Carmel Cemetery

Ronen Rybowski heard the news and knew he had to do something. He had friends here, some of whom may have had loved ones...

If at First You Don’t Succeed, Add it to the Wall of Rejection

Admitting defeat is the first step to accepting rejection. But what if you get rejected again — and again? On college campuses, the competitive nature...

Auctioneer Ups the Bid on a Happy Life

So what would you bid to go on an African safari, play golf with Bill Clinton or spend an all-expenses-paid weekend with billionaire financier...

Torah Academy of Greater Philadelphia to be Renamed in Honor of Morris and Rose...

The Torah Academy of Greater Philadelphia is being renamed in honor of Morris and Rose Caskey, two longtime proponents of the Wynnewood institution. The school...

Legislation Introduced in Philadelphia to Strengthen Gravesite Vandalism Penalties

In the wake of last month’s Mount Carmel Cemetery desecration, Philadelphia City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson has announced the introduction of legislation to increase the...

Those at Rally Show Chester County Speaks Out, Too

Folks in Chester County wanted to be heard, too. It was fine if similar rallies had been held at Independence Mall and in Montgomery County....

Rendell Honored With Yitzhak Rabin Public Service Award

The Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (PICC) will honor former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell with the 2017 Yitzhak Rabin Public Service Award on March 15...

On the Jewish State’s Micro-state, an Israeli Couple Rules a Beach for 65 Years

Franziska Knupper | JNS.org When shooting the movie Exodus, Paul Newman was a frequent visitor in Achzivland, and Rina Avivi is proud of that. Sophia Loren,...

News Briefs, the Week of March 9, 2017

Jewish American Heritage Month to Honor Medical Researchers The 12th year for Jewish American Heritage Month will recognize American Jews who made an impact in...

Emergent Jewish Community Gears Up for Summer Launch in Cherry Hill

If it weren’t for Rabbi Larry Sernovitz and a gathering on the beach several years ago, Risa Podolnick might still be trying — unsuccessfully...