Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774

Eric Berger

Staff Writer
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Inspired by architects who constructed non-conventional sukkahs in New York, the University of Pennsylvania's "Sukkathon 2012" encouraged students to come up with their own creative themes as they built 10 of the holiday structures around campus.
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Congregation Rodeph Sha­lom has no immediate plans to build a new Jewish day school in the city following the completion of a feasibility study. The study found significant interest in a progressive Jewish day school, particularly within the city limits, but Rodeph Sha­lom leaders determined that the school did not have the backing needed in terms of stakeholders and fundraising...
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Almost a decade has passed since a suspected Nazi war criminal was granted the right to avoid deportation and remain in North­east Philadelphia. It now appears that the 87-year-old man may still face a courtroom in Germany. The German office that investigates Nazi war crimes has recommended prosecutors charge Johann Breyer with accessory to murder and that he be extradited...
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A woman stuck in traffic on Walnut Street gaped at a table lined with apples and other sweets, blocking a prime parking spot just off Rittenhouse Square. The Collaborative young professionals group had commandeered the edge of the street for a temporary stand celebrating Rosh Ha­shanah. Their display was part of Park(ing) Day, a worldwide event on Sept. 21 that...
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It was the Israeli official response you would expect to hear at any mention of the country’s presumed stockpile of nuclear weapons. Dan Halutz, former chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces, was asked during a ­local speak­ing engagement whether he thought it was a mistake for Israel to invest so much money in nuclear weapons when they weren’t...
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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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