Monday, September 22, 2014 Elul 27, 5774
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
While classic cars are often admired more than they're actually driven, Gene Epstein is bucking that tradition and preparing to get his 1954 white Cadillac Eldorado convertible primed for a truly momentous journey. In the coming months, Epstein, who lives in Newtown, will add radial whitewall tires to his vehicle, take it for a 50-mile test drive, and then pack...
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Zach Pontz, JE Feature
Long gone are the days when adolescents gathered at the corner drugstore for malts and an order of fries. Indeed, according to a recent conference, teenagers are maturing faster than ever before in recent history. And such an extreme change in maturation means that it's important for educators and parents alike to treat adolescents "as growing adults, instead of as...
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Though her life hasn't been affected directly in any way by violent crime, one well-known Philadelphia philanthropist has decided that illegal guns present the most significant public safety issue to the city and the state, and she's hoping to change the legislative status quo by mobilizing voters to pressure elected officials. "This is an enraged constituency," declared Lynn Honickman of...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
The biggest night of the year for Jewish singles is just around the corner: Christmas Eve. Besides hitting your favorite Chinese restaurant or the multiplex, singles of all ages have the chance to dance, dance, dance -- or at least go out and meet someone new. Andrew Spivack and Adam Solomon -- the dynamic duo who have been running Philadelphia's...
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Back in 1994, the Anti-Defamation League rankled leaders of the evangelical Christian community with its report titled "The Religious Right: The Assault on Tolerance and Pluralism in America," which asserted that groups such as Pat Robertson's Christian Coalition were working to lower barriers separating church and state. Such a breakdown would, implicitly, make it more difficult for Jews and other...
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