Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774
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By all accounts, Daniel Aaron led a rich and varied life. An astute businessman, he co-founded Comcast Corporation, one of the largest cable-television providers in the country. A doting father, he raised five children with his wife of more than 50 years, Gerri. And as a committed philanthropist, Aaron started a foundation in Philadelphia for those with Parkinson's disease. Yet...
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It might have been the recent tragedy at Virginia Tech, or the fact that, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, about one in four adults suffers from a diagnosable mental disorder in any given year. Whatever the reason, Monday-night's mental health forum, held at Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El in Wynnewood, garnered an enormous response: Nearly 800 attendees showed...
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Ryan Teitman
"I'm a bit of a duck-billed platypus," said Rabbi Steven Greenberg, the author of Wrestling With God & Men: Homosexuality in the Jewish Tradition , as a form of introduction. He then went on to share his personal odyssey as a gay, Orthodox rabbi -- as well as his views on homosexuality and Torah -- to an audience gathered last...
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Matthew Shein doesn't like to treat food as, well, just food. Instead, he likes to emphasize the word "art" in culinary arts. "I view everything that we do here as an art form," explained Shein, standing over a display of lavish wedding cakes. "A white plate is your canvas, and the main courses -- meat, fish, poultry -- are your...
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Ryan Teitman
Residents at the nursing home call Doris Grossmann by many names: the "Shabbas lady," the "challah lady." Some call her "rabbi." She always replies back to them that she's not a rabbi, only a teacher -- a vocation she's held for her entire adult life. Their response: "You are our rabbi." Grossmann volunteers as a parachaplain at Saunders House, a...
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