Friday, April 18, 2014 Nisan 18, 5774

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Fredda Sacharow
Ernest M. Kahn After nearly two decades of trying, Ernest Kahn still hasn’t mastered this retirement thing. “When it comes to retirement, you are the biggest incompetent I know,” his friend Rabbi David Teutsch tells him, only half-joking. It’s not for lack of trying, Kahn, 86, says in his office at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, where every Tuesday...
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An overview for the Exponent's 125th anniversary
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Philadelphia’s cultural canvas bears the distinct imprint of the Jews who have been creators, producers and patrons of the arts. Music, theater, food, literature, paintings, radio, television, newspapers: Philadelphia’s Jews have been leaders in the creation and cultivation of every sphere. The Jewish influence is heard in the orchestrations of Eugene Ormandy and the klezmer trumpeting of Susan Watts. It’s read...
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Rivka Tal
Lag B'Omer, falling this year on May 10, is a day of pilgrimage to the tomb of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai in Israel's Galilee town of Meiron. This 33rd day of the Omer count is his yahrzeit, the day of his death. An estimated 300,000 Jews visit Meiron during this 24-hour period -- praying, dancing, and celebrating his wonderful spiritual...
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Eileen Goltz, Jewish Exponent Feature
The 50 days between Pesach and Shavuot are called the "Counting of the Omer." Thirty-three days into the counting of the Omer, Jews celebrate a minor holiday called Lag B'Omer. (The word "Lag" means 33 because it is composed of the letters lamud and gimmel , corresponding to the numerical values of "30" and "3.") These first 33 days are...
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One of the most important documents in American Jewish history hasn't been seen by the public in a decade but will soon be displayed at the National Museum of American Jewish History. The Philadelphia museum is set, for a limited time, to feature the original, handwritten 1790 letter that President George Washington wrote -- or at least signed -- to...
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