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Coffee Talk

There's always that one little group in town you've never heard of, the one that flies below the radar - that, in passing, people...

Encouragement & Empowerment: Key Words to Social Action

Poverty, unemployment, hunger and aging. These concerns plagued our local Jewish community more than 100 years ago when the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia...

‘Back and Forth Among Life’s Parts’

When Lori Reiner is asked "how do you do it all?" she replies: "There is no magic answer. You have to maintain a balance,...

A Rabbi’s Crusade: Mezuzahs in Every Home

With a large black kipah slightly askew atop a mat of graying hair, and strands of his flowing beard branching off in all directions,...

Praying at Sunrise and Other Student Adventures in Israel

Waking up at 4 a.m. was tough for Eitan Kleinman. The sky was still dark, and at first, his 14-year-old body wanted to continue...

Local Boy Stands Up for His Country

Q:What about your family life makes you conducive to the military? A:"In my day job, I'm an assistant professor of medicine (internal medicine with a...

Overseas Meds Fill the Rx for Seniors

With no drug coverage as part of her Medicare insurance, Harriet Kay was happy to learn that she could save money by purchasing her...

So Just What Would Moses Drive Anyway?

Exactly 35 years ago this spring, the environmental movement - helped along by a fair number of green-minded Jews - won its place in...

It’s Late, It’s Hot – Let’s Party!

Early in the evening, a row of casually dressed guys sat at the bar guzzling 32-oz. black plastic mugs filled with cold beer while...
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Senators Urge Obama to Be Ready to Strike Iran

More than half of the U.S. Senate has signed a letter urging President Barack Obama to re-emphasize his “readiness to take military action against...