Friday, August 22, 2014 Av 26, 5774
How the community expresses its religious sentiments began to vary with the start of a new millennium.
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Kathryn Levy Feldman
David Magerman The Book of Ecclesiastes teaches that there is “a time to reap and a time to sow.” For Gladwyne resident David Magerman, that lesson seemed especially relevant in 2004, when he began to question the meaning of his life. On the surface, it seemed like the 43-year-old had it all: a loving wife and two (of his now...
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Sidney Kimmel In 2001, in the middle of December, 40,000 Philadelphians flocked to the Avenue of the Arts for the grand opening of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. They wanted to see for themselves what many had criticized and mocked. What had Sidney Kimmel’s $35 million created on this nondescript piece of real estate in the heart of...
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Kathryn Levy Feldman
Deborah Nagler Imagine you are an 11-year old Hebrew School student. You walk into your classroom, turn on your computer and see your avatar. While the teacher explains the day’s assignment, the avatar listens intently and then, when you tell him to, resumes your joint journey through virtual Israel or, as it was known in 1912, Palestine. Having recently landed...
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Ellen Frankel From literature to opera, children to adults, Ellen Frankel is transmitting Jewish stories to a variety of audiences through a variety of creative genres. The 60-year-old is the award-winning author of 10 Jewish-themed books, including 4,000 Years of Jewish Lore, The Encyclopedia of Jewish Symbols and the JPS Illustrated Jewish Children’s Bible, which won the 2009 National Jewish...
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