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Philadelphia City Council passed legislation last week that would prohibit the city from accepting a bid, or holding investments in, foreign-owned firms that do business with Iran or Sudan. Its primary sponsor, Democratic Councilman James Kenney, insisted that the bill is not just a symbolic victory, but will hurt both countries in the pocketbook as well. He did acknowledge that...
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It's no secret that the Jewish population of Lower Merion has grown by leaps and bounds over the course of several decades. And, little by little, pieces of the Jewish infrastructure, from synagogues to kosher restaurants to an eruv, have proliferated to keep up with the tides. However, to purchase a plot at a Jewish cemetery for burial, residents of...
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Stern Hebrew High School's efforts to take up residence in the old Akiba Hebrew Academy facility in Merion Station took a small step forward on Nov. 19 at a Lower Merion Township zoning hearing. The Modern Orthodox day school, along with the Kohelet Foundation, is seeking the zoning board's approval to alter the facilities on the premises. Chief among the...
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Needless to say, the lunchroom hasn't been a busy place this week at Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, with the teachers on strike and the students out of school. But thanks to a project put together by Max & David's, which handles the school's dining needs, the Jewish Relief Agency and the Klein JCC's Cook for a Friend program, this...
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After several years in the works, the new Edward H. Rosen Hillel Center for Jewish Life at Temple University made its debut with a Nov. 11 dedication ceremony that drew an estimated 300 people. The event included greetings and remarks from a number of Temple and Hillel leaders, representatives of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Temple students and even...
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