Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775
By:
Carin M. Smilk, JE Feature
Oprah and Dr. Phil notwithstanding, 'tis the season to be blue. With the dead of winter officially here, the lights of the menorah fading from view and all those gift bills starting to pile up, it could just about take the happy right out of the holidays. Couple that with the stresses of work, family and the shuffle of everyday...
Comment0
By:
Jordana Jacobs and Bryan Schwartzman
At a time when peace and generosity are the hallmarks of the season, a local community was put to the test when the opposite occurred. After a menorah, part of a holiday display in Cianfrani Park on Eighth and Fitzwater streets in South Philadelphia, was torn down and destroyed Dec. 19, the Bella Vista United Civic Association acted quickly to...
Comment0
By:
Barbara Boxer, California's junior Democratic senator, came to town earlier this month with one stated purpose in mind: to promote her new book. But when given the opportunity, the chief deputy Democratic whip urged those in attendance at a Dec. 8 breakfast event that Pennsylvania's junior Republican senator must be beaten at all costs. After reading from A Time to...
Comment0
By:
A light, freezing rain had driven nearly everyone underneath the protective awning attached to the Independence Mall Visitors Center. Awaiting the kindling of the 37-foot-tall menorah - which sat next to a scene of the three Magi put up by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia - folks began dancing the hora to Chanukah melodies supplied by a nearby keyboardist. Lois Yampolsky,...
Comment0
By:
Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Aside from his normal intake of between three and 10 cups of coffee per day - most of them decaf - Gene Kestenbaum also spends part of his day "cupping" from new batches of brewed joe regularly. "It's like wine-tasting. We draw it into our mouths and spit it out into a coffee spittoon," explained Kestenbaum, 58, president and CEO...
Comment0
Advertisement
Advertisement

Advertisement