Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Tammuz 14, 5775
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Ryan Teitman
When Etz Chaim of Eastern Montgomery County opens in a storefront right near the Elkins Park train station this November, commuters will have an exciting new option in Jewish education: "Torah Express." These 15-minute classes will allow commuters to have a danish and coffee, hear a brief lesson for the day, then catch their train to work. This innovative class...
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Growing up in rural Argentina, Leo Vinovesky, now 40, dreamed that he would one day become a representative of the State of Israel. "I had two aspirations as a teenager; one is that I would make aliyah, two is that I would represent my new, old country," recalled Vinovesky, who in 1987 emigrated from the Jewish settlement of Rosario, Argentina,...
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City Controller Alan Butkovitz has been at the helm of a resolution to divest from Sudan, which Philadelphia's pension board passed on Sept. 27. This means that the city will stop using its $4.2 billion retirement chest to invest in companies that do business with the African nation in an effort to assist its struggling populace. Butkovitz, who came to...
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Eli Wise likes to tell this story -- well, he does and he doesn't. He likes it because it epitomizes the high-tech world in which we live today, and he doesn't like it, because, well ... A friend of his called and said, "My son had a paper to write and I was able to help him get the information...
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How life-style issues rank with the public
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Iraq, the broader war on terror, immigration and now a scandal involving a disgraced former Republican congressman; these issues have dominated the headlines during this tempestuous election season, in which control of both branches of Congress, especially the House, remains at stake. But is it possible that when the majority of Jews go to the polls come November, the so-called...
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