Wednesday, September 3, 2014 Elul 8, 5774
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Ryan Teitman
If Frieda Lefeber has a problem, it's this: She's been characterized her whole life with boundless energy. Half a century ago, all her efforts were focused on simple survival. After being persecuted under the Nazi regime in Germany, Lefeber, now 92, managed to escape to the United States with her husband, while other family members fled to what was then...
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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
On May 7, six foreign-born Muslims were arrested for allegedly plotting to kill U.S. soldiers at Fort Dix in New Jersey. Four of the men were from Cherry Hill, N.J., just miles from the military base. At Temple Emanuel in Cherry Hill, the reaction by the Jewish community was one of concern, but not of fear, and seemed to be...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Although the vast exurbs of the Princeton Mercer Bucks region have historically lacked a Jewish infrastructure, a new 80-acre campus to be built in West Windsor, N.J., could come to be the "central address" for the Jewish community in the area. With plans calling for a 75,000-square-foot structure and considerable outdoor development, the total cost of the Jewish Community Campus...
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Attempts to reopen the Best Value Kosher Meats supermarket, which closed up shop in January after operating for 20 years on Bustleton Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia, have ground to a halt. According to the property's Brooklyn-based landlord, Goldmont Realty Corp., several perspective entrepreneurs expressed an interest in running the store, but all of those deals fell through. "There is no...
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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
Wherever wars rage, losses abound -- in lives, in economy and in culture. In Iraq and Afghanistan, for example, decades of ongoing fighting have jeopardized the artifacts of two civilizations that span thousands of years of history. To explore the effect of conflict on the cultural heritage of these two nations, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology...
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