Friday, August 29, 2014 Elul 3, 5774

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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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Aaron Passman, Staff Writer
Cardinal Justin Rigali, archbishop of Philadelphia, paid a rare public visit to the city's Jewish community last week to discuss Pope Benedict XVI's recent trip to Israel, as well as the state of Jewish-Catholic relations in Philadelphia. Rigali, who's held the post since 2003, avoided mention of some of the more controversial topics roiling Jewish-Catholic relations in recent months, such...
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Nearly eight years after more than 3,000 people were killed in attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, figuring out how to respond to another such incident has been an ongoing source of worry for many hospitals and law-enforcement departments. While drills and procedures are important, there's little substitute for the actual experience of reacting to a bomb or...
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Aaron Passman, Staff Writer
Drexel University is striving to put students to work in Israel. The university is doing that in part by reviving Israel as a destination for its co-op students to get on-the-job experience. It is also partnering with an Israeli-sponsored, long-term program that is seeking to capitalize on the current economic situation by attracting individuals who might be having trouble finding...
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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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