Monday, September 22, 2014 Elul 27, 5774
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Ryan Teitman
During her years of volunteer work, Tarah Epstein Baiman worked hard at avoiding the very subject that had changed the course of her life: becoming an orphan after the deaths of her parents when she was just a teenager. At 16, she went to live with an uncle, and then with her grandparents. It was this experience that led her...
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Roberta Ginsburg doesn't like divisiveness, nor will she tolerate complacency. That's why Ginsburg, 59, an East Falls resident, spends her free time coaching ex-criminal offenders and spearheading community-development initiatives. That's also why starting DNA Connect, a clearinghouse for genetic testing, was the perfect outgrowth of her interests. The company -- founded by Ginsburg in 2001 -- offers DNA tests for...
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Eli Wise likes to tell this story -- well, he does and he doesn't. He likes it because it epitomizes the high-tech world in which we live today, and he doesn't like it, because, well ... A friend of his called and said, "My son had a paper to write and I was able to help him get the information...
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When a band of Boy Scouts gets ready for a weekend camping trip, planning is an essential step in making sure that the event runs smoothly. When the Scout troop also happens to be Shomer Shabbat and keeps kosher, organization becomes even more vital, especially as Friday afternoon rolls around. "We make sure we get there with enough time to...
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Ryan Teitman
As Matthew Heller was nearing the time of his Bar Mitzvah at Congregation Or Ami in Lafayette Hill, his father, Rob, was concerned that his son was a little shy. He sought to somehow boost his oldest son's social skills as the young man prepared for the most momentous day in his life thus far. But as he searched for...
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