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Jews and Turkey: A Match Made in Europe

"The Curious Halakhic History of the Thanksgiving Turkey" was the plat du jour at an educational feast held at a new kosher restaurant on the Main Line. When...
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A Rabbi’s Recap of Middle School Merger Discussions

In response to angst over the future of the city's two Jewish middle schools, Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El Rabbi Neil Cooper convened a meeting...
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A Revolutionary Notion

If you’re in the habit of making travel-related resolutions, why not make 2013 the year of Colonial American spirit? A road trip through the...
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Can You Top This?

  hat Jews put on their heads before they pray is a deeply personal choice. Which is exactly why there are so many choices of...
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A Real Plus

  Women sizes 13 to 20 are going to have a great 2013. OK, there is no size 13. But this will be a fashion...
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A Book for Rebooting

  A University of Pennsylvania grad hopes her memoir will inspire women to fight back when faced with unpleasant midlife surprises.    Marcy Miller is a survivor...
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Rabbis Take to Pedaling

A handful of Philadelphia area rabbis find health, spirituality and a little urban grit from atop their trusty two-wheelers.  It was 6 a.m. on a...
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Shape-Shifting

  Will 2013 be the year you raise the barre? Swing into rope training? Hang around with TRX? Get a leg up with kickboxing or...
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Taking Sides on Thanksgiving

Each year, I am tempted to tweak the menu a bit. But why tamper with success? “Don’t try anything new,” my daughter says as she...
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Chocolate Cravings

The timing couldn’t have been sweeter: Jody Peskin always wanted to own some kind of small business related to her passion for chocolate. She...