Saturday, April 19, 2014 Nisan 19, 5774

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In his relatively short political career, U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak has worked overtime to reach out to local Jews. Now, as the retired Navy admiral is set to challenge Sen. Arlen Specter in the Democratic Party's primary race for the U.S. Senate, Sestak acknowledges that he faces a tough task in broadening his support in the Jewish community. But that's...
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Hillel Kuttler , Jewish Exponent Feature
Three years ago, David Mink began volunteering at the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center, helping to index its microfilmed collection of ledgers from the city's long-defunct Rosenbaum, Blitzstein, Lipschutz and Rosenbluth banks. The early 20th-century banks doubled as agencies to facilitate immigrants' money transfers to relatives in Europe to book ship passage here. A fellow volunteer eventually pointed out some interesting...
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Daphna Berman, Jewish Exponent Feature
For 13-year-old Max S., who asked not to use his last name, summer camp used to be torture. The other campers, he says, teased him and made constant jokes at his expense. "You name it, and they did it," he recalled matter of factly. But that changed this year when Max, who has a mop of black hair but who...
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Aaron Passman, Staff Writer
Miriam Klein, who together with her late husband Raymond, was a longtime mover and shaker in the Philadelphia Jewish community, died July 23 at age 93. Raymond Klein died in 1995 at age 79. The pair were married for more than 56 years. Alongside her husband, Klein, the former Miriam Kline, helped create the Raymond and Miriam Klein branch of...
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State budget woes have agencies crunching numbers
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When Jay Spector, president and CEO of JEVS Human Services, recently looked over yet another round of proposed state budget cuts, one particular item caught his eye -- and his angst. As part of an effort to shore up a $3.2 billion budget gap and end an impasse with the Republican-controlled State Senate, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell proposed a 4.2...
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