Saturday, December 27, 2014 Tevet 5, 5775

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Congregation Rodeph Sha­lom has no immediate plans to build a new Jewish day school in the city following the completion of a feasibility study. The study found significant interest in a progressive Jewish day school, particularly within the city limits, but Rodeph Sha­lom leaders determined that the school did not have the backing needed in terms of stakeholders and fundraising...
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Nearly two dozen Pennsylvania rabbis signed on to a letter asking Gov. Tom Corbett and the State Board of Pardons to offer clem­ency to a Mount Airy man sentenced to die Oct. 3 by lethal injection. Terrance Williams, 46, was convicted in a 1986 jury trial for the June 1984 murder of Amos Norwood, also of Mount Airy. Williams lured...
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HIAS Pennsylvania has been awarded a $160,000 grant by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the federal agency in charge of immigration, to create a network of English and citizenship classes. These courses will serve a number of Philadelphia neighborhoods that are home to a high concentration of immigrants. The grant — the only one awarded to a Pennsylvania group...
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Almost a decade has passed since a suspected Nazi war criminal was granted the right to avoid deportation and remain in North­east Philadelphia. It now appears that the 87-year-old man may still face a courtroom in Germany. The German office that investigates Nazi war crimes has recommended prosecutors charge Johann Breyer with accessory to murder and that he be extradited...
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A woman stuck in traffic on Walnut Street gaped at a table lined with apples and other sweets, blocking a prime parking spot just off Rittenhouse Square. The Collaborative young professionals group had commandeered the edge of the street for a temporary stand celebrating Rosh Ha­shanah. Their display was part of Park(ing) Day, a worldwide event on Sept. 21 that...
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