Thursday, October 2, 2014 Tishri 8, 5775
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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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As a guidance counselor for the School District of Philadelphia, Linda Dubin Garfield always taught her students to follow their dreams. But it wasn't until she retired in 2002 that she actually practiced what she preached when it came to her life. From the age of 8, Garfield was interested in art, but "never felt good enough at it." So...
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When Mikhail Gorbachev came to power in the Soviet Union in the mid-1980s, and began opening up the country to permit more individual freedoms, Sofiya Gutman - a teacher who'd worked as a writer for the Soviet daily newspaper, Pravda - took it as an opportunity to help Jews around the country organize. In 1986, she developed the Jewish cultural...
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