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Tennis Ace Slams Into U.S. Open

Julia Cohen doesn't usually wear jewelry on the tennis court, but if she can find a Star of David necklace that feels comfortable enough,...
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The Medals Pile Up for Maccabi Athletes

Team Philadelphia struck gold, silver and bronze as 150 teen­agers from the region competed in this year's JCC Maccabi Games. The youths traveled to...

Burger Chain Coming to Elkins Park

The owners of the Burger.org restaurants are trying to succeed where another kosher establishment failed, on Old York Road in Elk­ins Park.Eyal Aranya, who...
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A Reader’s Extraordinary Gift

SAN FRANCISCO Toby Adelman loves to put people together; she has been doing so with gusto her entire life. But earliler this summer, the...
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A Place of Their Own

Fans whirred and radios blared as workers hauled interior doors and painted win­dow trim in a former Bala Cynwyd church-turned-synagogue that will re-open after...
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A Cyber Experiment

Will pairing Hebrew and Mandarin Chinese language classes at a new Phila­delphia charter school make a perfect yin and yang -- or prove to...
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Spill the Beans

I used to be intimidated by dried beans. The thought of soaking them made me nervous. But when I realized all it takes to...
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The Longest Mile

Young and fit, the runners fix their sights on the finish line: Almost there! A goal about to be realized! There is magic in...
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A Few Tricks Enhance Some Passover Treats

A TASTE OF ISRAEL Passover is coming up, and with it, Passover baking's tricks and treats. Many of the usual year-round baking staples are prohibited...

Classroom Heroes

One stands on a chair to deliver a re-enactment of the Scopes Trial to his history classes at a Jewish day school. Another breaks...