Monday, April 21, 2014 Nisan 21, 5774

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The smell of freshly dried paint lingers in the new offices of the Israel Consulate at 1880 JFK Blvd. in Center City. The conference room lacks a table of any sort, and the walls of the office belonging to the new Consul General Daniel Kutner, who arrived in Philadelphia shortly before Rosh Hashanah, remain totally bare. Back in March, the...
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The city estimated that two million people turned out on Oct. 31 for a parade saluting the Philadelphia Phillies and its first World Series title in 28 years. Left fielder Pat Burrell (center) led the charge.
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Aaron Passman, JE Staff
Hungry for a filet mignon? How about a "Philly Minyan" instead? That dish and others can be had from Klapholz's Kosher, which in August moved into the main building at Young Israel of Elkins Park, after six years at its former retail location on Old York Road in Jenkintown. Formerly known as Klapholz's Kosher Delicatessen, the business dropped the "deli"...
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Aaron Passman, JE Staff
In what's becoming a familiar biannual ritual, Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-District 6) again narrowly squeaked out a win, to hold on to his House seat representing Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district. Unofficial results from the Pennsylvania Department of State gave the congressman a 4 percent advantage (52 percent to 48 percent) over his Democratic opponent, businessman and first-time political candidate Bob...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Staff
Democrat Allyson Schwartz and Republican Marina Kats, opponents in politics, do have several things in common: Both are Jewish women, and each have two children. They even share the same polling place -- the Meadowbrook School in Abington -- where each voted on Election Day. But it was the incumbent Schwartz whom voters overwhelmingly chose -- which means a third...
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