Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775

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Is it really surprising that Cantor David F. Tilman of Beth Sholom Congregation in Elkins Park, long known for his lilt of a lyric baritone, once had a tryout at the New York Met? Yet he wasn't performing alongside Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti and that other tenor; more like Ron Swoboda, Ed Kranepool and "Marvelous" Marv Throneberry. "I played right...
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The closing of the Stiffel Senior Center in South Philadelphia seems nearly to a done deal, but some of the seniors who think of the place as a second home are holding out hope for a miracle. During a May 6 community meeting attended by about 200 people, the septuagenarians and octogenarians offered boos when officials spoke about the closing,...
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Sde Boker, Israel Amer Sweity got a lot of flack when he told friends and family he was leaving Jordan to study water desalination at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He still remembers his parents' response: "You couldn't find a different place?" "Being here is like a big compromise -- one of the biggest compromises I have made in my...
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Why is this interview different from others? Because Brian L. Roberts, the Philly-born chairman and CEO of media giant Comcast Corp., rarely does interviews. But in the spirit of this post-Passover period, Roberts, 51, who will accept the USC Shoah Foundation Institute's 2011 Ambassador for Humanity Award at a gala in Philadelphia on May 9, agreed to answer four questions...
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U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-District 7), a first-term lawmaker from Delaware County, has been appointed by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council oversees the 18-year-old U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. The council is made up of 55 individuals appointed by the president, five members of the Senate,...
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