Sunday, July 24, 2016 Tammuz 18, 5776
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On the heels of a roller coaster week on Wall Street and the onset of what many economists are calling the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, Philadelphia's deputy mayor for planning and economic development warned that the city may be facing tough fiscal times in the near future. But, he insisted, there is no reason to panic. Andrew...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
A few cans of paint meant more than just a new coating on the walls at the JCC's Jacob and Esther Stiffel Senior Center in South Philadelphia. It was also a little bit of tikkun olam , one brush stroke at a time. The center recently participated in this year's United Way Days of Caring, which saw more than 7,000...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
After a national search, the board of directors of the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania named Collegeville's Jill M. Michal as its new president and chief executive officer. The announcement was made late last month and was effective immediately. Michal now oversees the agency's efforts throughout Philadelphia County, most of Montgomery County, and parts of Chester and Delaware counties. Michal,...
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
The Sept. 11 attacks were overwhelmingly tragic events in this country's recent history; and yet the U.S. military action that followed two years later has brought misery, either directly or indirectly, to people elsewhere in the world, most notably to the already downtrodden, forgotten and desperately poor women -- particularly widows -- of Afghanistan. Their plight, which has mostly gone...
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In the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001 -- by far, the deadliest terrorist attacks in American history -- a palpable sense arose that so many things had changed irrevocably. But, when it comes to national elections and partisan politics, has the memory of that event created a lasting effect that's altered the rules of the electoral game? Or does the...
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