Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Tammuz 24, 5774
These hidden treasures (some more hidden than others) are sure to make your summer anything but boring.
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Richard Pawlak, This Summer Feature
NYUK, NYUK, NYUK The small office park tucked off of Bethlehem Pike in Ambler gives no outward indication that it contains the DNA for at least three generations of comedic sensibilities. But this unassuming location is where one man’s obsession has grown into three stories of Three Stooges devotion. The Stoogeum stands alone as one of this area’s singular surprises,...
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When the Nazis instituted their euthanasia program in January 1940, they began by distributing a questionnaire to the directors of institutions where potential victims might be housed. One of the key questions, from a historian's perspective, focused on whether a particular mentally or physically disabled person was productive in any way. "These forms were sent to the directors by the...
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Stephen Seplow
W ith about $50 million in deposits and 135,000 customers, Bankers Trust was Philadelphia’s 10th-largest bank in the fall of 1930, a year after the Great Depression started. That’s when anxious depositors began withdrawing money — and they didn’t stop until it escalated into a full-scale run that amounted to $17 million worth of withdrawals by Friday, Dec. 19. The...
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Madison Stern Not just anybody gets a “mazel tov” from the president of the United States. This somebody is Madison Stern, a 16-year-old from Voorhees, N.J., who received a President’s Volunteer Service Award this past March. The award, presented by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program, recognizes teenagers who have performed outstanding volunteerism. Stern certainly fits the bill: In...
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Fredda Sacharow
Rabbi Philip Warmflash In nearly 20 years in Philadelphia, Rabbi Philip Warmflash has seen Jewish organizations spring up and flourish, only to fade away. Or merge. Or be reborn with a new name, and a new purpose. The longtime communal worker doesn’t lament the changes. He welcomes them. “I’m starting to hear more people say we have great things here,...
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