Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774
When Eastern European Jews arriving in Israel after the War of Independence in 1948 needed volunteers to help them learn to read the new language, Zehava Blackman said she was first in line. "I always loved to teach," said the now 75-year-old. "Even as a young girl, I would teach the younger ones, whatever their level, whatever they needed to...
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When Pamela G. Weinstein, 56, tended to terminally ill patients at a hospice unit at the Hospital at University of Pennsylvania back in 1987, she recognized that not only the patients needed help. "I realized that there was a big loss when the patient dies, because the families lost their jobs in a sense," said Weinstein, referring to the effort...
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Steven Dinero decided that 11 p.m. is as good a time as any to light Shabbat candles on Friday night - at least, when he's up in Arctic Village, Alaska. After all, during the summer months, the sun never really sets in this town of 160 people, situated more than 700 miles north of Anchorage, well inside the Arctic Circle...
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Sitting at her desk in the middle of a frenetic Center City newsroom, Hadas Kuznits extracts audio from a speech with an editor via intercom as she fields calls on her cell phone, monitors several police scanners and every so often, consults a pager that feeds her breaking-news updates. "This is a slow pace," insists Kuznits, 30, an on-air reporter...
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Ever since spending his sophomore semester abroad in Egypt nearly a decade ago, Yis Tigay has dreamed of bringing a part of the Middle East back to Philadelphia. That dream came to fruition in February when he and a business partner opened Shouk, a restaurant in Philadelphia that combines the cultures of Egypt with the tastes of Israel. "There are...
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