Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774
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In separate appearances at Congregation Rodeph Shalom in Center City, mayoral hopefuls Democrat Michael Nutter, the overwhelming favorite, and Republican Al Taubenberger, the heavy underdog, offered strikingly similar diagnoses of the problems facing Philadelphia, along with some remedies for the future. Both men highlighted violent crime, public education and economic development as the three biggest issues facing the next city...
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At his Sept. 3 Bar Mitzvah, Josh Patkin announced his intention to donate $500 to charity. The Northeast Philadelphia 13-year-old said that he would like to give to the Beit Halochem centers, which help Israel's disabled veterans and terror victims, allowing them to participate in sports activities. He said he chose this particular charity because he enjoys sports himself and...
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During Anthony Lewis' tenure as a columnist for The New York Times (1969 to 2001), he visited Israel on a yearly basis to gather material for writings on the Jewish state and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Especially during the tumultuous 1990s -- which saw the signing and later unraveling of the Oslo accords, along with the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin --...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
The Zoning Hearing Board of Lower Moreland Township will need to hear more testimony before deciding whether to allow cell-phone carrier T-Mobile to build a 130-foot cell tower on the grounds of Shalom Memorial Park and Forest Hills Cemetery near Byberry and Pine roads. At a Sept. 25 hearing held at the Huntingdon Valley Library, angry citizens protested the proposed...
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Two Israelis receive a poster-size greeting -- written in Hebrew -- from Paul Calesnick, a resident of the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life, during a recent performance by the roving Israeli Scouts Friendship Caravan, a young singing group comprised of 10 Israeli boys and girls.
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