Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775

Eric Berger

Staff Writer
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How do you broach something so tragic as the Newtown school shooting on Facebook and Twitter? Or do you at all?
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The owners of the Burger.org restaurants are trying to succeed where another kosher establishment failed, on Old York Road in Elk­ins Park. Eyal Aranya, who co-owns the Burger.org chain, plans to open in the space formerly occupied by Max & David's, which closed in April after five years. The transition will be made easier by the former restaurant's ko­sher certification...
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With thousands of Pennsylvanians still unemployed or underemployed as Labor Day approaches, staff at JEVS Human Services are busy helping clients polish cover letters, practice for interviews, and, in some cases, overcome deeper personal issues that have prevented them from finding work
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When Steve Katz wanted to set up kosher concession stands a few years ago, he approached the Eagles, Phillies, 76ers and Flyers. The only team interested was the one that plays Sundays. The stand opened before the 2011 season. Jewish fans, who before then did not have ko­sher food options inside Lincoln Financial Field, could now eat barbecued brisket and...
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When ice hockey debuted at the 1997 Maccabiah Games, few, if any, people anticipated that the sport would say hello and goodbye at the very same moment. But it did. Hockey was relatively new on the Israeli sports scene, and all the games were played at Israel’s only regulation-size rink in Metula, a town of 2,000 people near the border...
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Profile

Eric Berger has been a staff writer for the Jewish Exponent since August 2012.

Prior to that he spent six months interning at the Jerusalem Post and two years as reporter and then news and online editor of the Boonville Daily News, a community newspaper in Missouri. He has also written for the St. Louis Beacon, an online newspaper covering the St. Louis area.

He is a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism.

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