Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775
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Debra Flax, Jewish Exponent Feature
For the third year in a row, Harri Goodwin found a summer escape in Wynnewood. For the 8-year-old from Manhattan, that meant attending a local camp, playing Wii with his summer siblings, walking their dogs and taking excursions with them to the beach. Harri just spent two weeks with Barry and Carrie Jacobson as a beneficiary of the Fresh Air...
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Aaron Passman, Staff Writer
Alex Potashinsky's plans for the upcoming academic year include continuing on in medical school, becoming better acquainted with Philadelphia, and spending copious amounts of time with hard-core intravenous drug-users. It's not that Potashinsky has a habit; it's that the Drexel University medical student was recently named a 2010 Greater Philadelphia Albert Schweitzer Fellow; and along with fellow Drexel med student...
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Debra Flax, Jewish Exponent Feature
Yanay Ben Yosef, now 11, began playing tennis at 6, after his older brother, Rothem, was diagnosed with leukemia (he eventually died of the disease several years later). In an attempt to shield the younger child from the traumas that lay ahead, his parents sent him to a place they knew would provide a safe outlet where he could play...
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Eager individuals seek info far and wide about their extended families
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Hillel Kuttler, Jewish Exponent Feature
Soon after Laurel Katz moved from Los Angeles to South Philadelphia three years ago, she began investigating her local roots. She joined the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia, and at meetings wore a badge reading "Magen," the surname adopted by her great-great-grandfather Samuel -- Shmuel Megadenke in Ukraine -- when he moved to the city in 1904. A genealogy...
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She didn't know how her friends and colleagues would react to the news. So for several days after Israel launched its incursion into Gaza last winter, Margalit Ziv -- an Israeli Jew who heads the early-childhood department at Al-Qasemi Academy near Netanya, a women's college where Arabs comprise the majority of the faculty and virtually all of the students --...
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