Friday, October 31, 2014 Heshvan 7, 5775

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Marshall Weiss, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
When the mighty Titanic ocean liner sank 100 years ago this week, 18-year-old Jewish immigrant Leah Aks and her 10-month-old son, Philip, were on board. Passover had concluded the day before. On sailing day, Leah was pleased to find that the third class was not completely booked; she and Philip had a cabin to themselves. Leah was born in Warsaw,...
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Isn't it Rich? No, actually, recalls Carl Moritz of his Bar Mitzvah days, it was Philly Joe Jones whom he most admired as a drummer -- although Buddy Rich deserves a drum roll as well. The 22-year-old Bala Cynwyd native son is on his own roll now, just returned from the International Jazz Congress in Amsterdam as part of the...
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Peter Ephross, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Nearly all fans of baseball history have heard of Hank Greenberg. Most have heard of Al Rosen. But fewer have heard of Cal Abrams, and hardly any, it's safe to say, have heard of Lou Limmer. All four are members of a compelling team -- the 165 American Jews who played Major League Baseball between the 1870s and the end...
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A sibling's mental illness can wreak havoc on a brother or sister
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Lynne Blumberg, Jewish Exponent Feature
The mental illness of a daughter or son affects the well-being of the entire family, including healthy siblings. Examples of this are illustrated in Jonathan's Return, the latest documentary by the Oscar-nominated Eran Preis, the Israeli-American film director and associate professor of film and media arts at Temple University. Jonathan, 33, the youngest of Preis' three sons, had behavior problems...
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Rivka Tal, Jewish Exponent Feature
A TASTE OF ISRAEL When it comes to Passover, many Sephardi Jews customarily eat rice, legumes, corn and green beans -- all foods that are forbidden to Ashkenazim for the eight days. Of course, these customs vary from country to country, and even from city to city. Some Jews of Moroccan origin eat special kosher-for-Passover rice on the holiday; others...
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