Saturday, April 19, 2014 Nisan 19, 5774

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When new ownership and management took over at the Golden Slipper Uptown Home in Northeast Philadelphia last year and transformed it into Glendale Uptown Home, part of the reshuffling was a conscious decision to reach out to the Russian-speaking Jewish population. "We want to service the neighborhood, and if you take a look out the window, you see that the...
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Internationally known scholar and author Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller recently gave a lunchtime lecture titled "Marriage in Jewish Law" at the Center City law offices of Allen L. Rothenberg. Heller, who lives in Israel and is a full-time faculty member of Neve Yerushalayim College for Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, presented her insights into halachah, along with the role of secular law,...
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Carin M. Smilk, JE Feature
Listening to Danny Siegel is like a double punch to the gut: First, you feel guilty for not having done enough in terms of altruism and good deeds, and then, you become simply overwhelmed with all that's left to do in the world. That, of course, is the reaction this man of micro-mitzvahs gets when he speaks to a room...
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After an 18-month search, the board of directors at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy has tapped Philadelphia-area native Steven M. Brown as the next head of school. Rabbi Philip D. Field, 61, will be retiring after 17 years at the helm of Barrack, formerly Akiba Hebrew Academy. He and his wife will be moving to Israel, where their four...
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Discussing the pros and cons of the homeschool trend
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
As Hannah Newman typed the first few words of her novel, she started developing a story about a young girl who finds a penny on the ground. After picking it up, the girl realizes that this is no ordinary coin, but one with magical powers. Soon, a beautiful fairy appears, and the protagonist is whisked away to an adventurous world,...
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