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Employees at Nursing Home: ‘No Contract, No Entry’

Demanding better health benefits and higher salaries, employees of the Golden Slipper Health and Rehab Center, a Jewish nursing home in Northeast Philadelphia, took...
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Battling Cancer, One Cone at a Time

Jeffrey Kahan has many pictures of his youngest son, Joshua. By far, his favorite remains a simple snapshot of a still-healthy boy relishing an...
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Child of the Shoah Lives for Kids

Our modern, tumultuous world is filled with miraculous things. This story is one of them. When Henri Landwirth was born in Antwerp, Belgium, on March...

Helping the Vulnerable on Their Home Turf

Once upon a time, neighborhoods and the communal feelings they evoked were an integral part of people's lives, whether it was asking a neighbor...
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‘All the Dots Connect’ for This Israel Advocate

Most people ease into getting involved in an organization, but not Michael Feist, a 29-year-old, single graduate student at Temple University. "I jumped right into...
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Politz to Get a Face-Lift

For the past 23 years, the Politz Hebrew Academy, an Orthodox day school in Northeast Philadelphia, has served young boys and girls as a...
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A Camp Comes Home

Pennsylvanians who spend their summers at the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation's camp will soon have a much shorter distance to travel. Camp JRF, as it is...

Political Notes

Philadelphia businesswoman Robin Weissman is reportedly contemplating a run against freshman Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-District 8) in next year's congressional elections. According to Ramona Oliver,...

Senate Gives a Thumbs-Up to Energy Bill

The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved the much-debated energy bill on Tuesday, laying the groundwork for what promises to be a contentious series of negotiations...

A Gastronomical Chance to Fork Over Funds for the Hungry

The decadent gourmet cheesecake topped with fresh blueberries and raspberries Barbara Shotz heartily enjoyed may have been a far cry from the prepackaged meals...