Monday, October 20, 2014 Tishri 26, 5775
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Is it possible that Philadelphia is home to the greatest collection of Rodins this side of Paris -- thanks to a schnauzer? According to Norma Bruns­wick, that is how the foundation for the Rodin Museum, which reopened last week after a three-year renovation, was laid. The 79-year-old Rydal resident is the granddaughter of Jules Mastbaum, the movie mo­gul/philanthropist who single-handedly...
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A hospital merger isn't the kind of issue that usually draws the ire of the Jewish community. Yet the news in late June that Abington Health plans to merge with the Holy Redeemer Health System, and cease performing abortions as a result of the agreement, has sparked outrage among rabbis and has appeared to unite much of the Old York...
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U.S. Rep. Deborah Wasserman Schultz, the Florida Democrat who serves at the helm of the Democratic National Committee and is considered President Barack Obama's most prominent Jewish surrogate, is slated to stump for the president at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park next week. Also slated to speak locally on July 16 are U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, the Pennsylvania...
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Main Line moms Shelley Marine and Karen Cooke, longtime friends and fellow Hadassah fundraisers, made a habit of helping friends whenever death claimed a loved one -- a task that unfortunately became more common as they grew older. It wasn't until Marine lost her first parent eight years ago that she realized just how painful planning a shiva could be...
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For Philadelphia's organized Jewish community, this might well be a tale of two state budgets. The first represents the best of times: Pennsylvania's $27.66 billion budget, signed by Gov. Tom Corbett minutes before the deadline on June 30, includes a huge boost to an educational funding initiative championed by some Jewish groups. But in terms of funding for critical services,...
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