Sunday, November 23, 2014 Kislev 1, 5775

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Marianna Salz may have been born in Latvia, but she grew up in the city of Philadelphia. Salz is an immigration lawyer with many friends -- also born in parts of the former Soviet Union -- who work in business, medicine and other white-collar professions. They own homes in suburban neighborhoods like Richboro and Lower Moreland, she said. So, Salz,...
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In the midst of a combative Democratic primary race, both U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) and U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak (D-District 7) are slated to sit down with Jewish communal leaders to discuss issues ranging from the needs of social-service providers to American policy in the Middle East. On April 8, Sestak is scheduled to hold an off-the-record breakfast meeting...
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Former refusenik Yosef Begun still keeps a series of black-and-white sketches of Moses, and other biblical figures and scenes, that an inmate in a Soviet prison had drawn for him more than 30 years ago. Begun, who was arrested in the late 1970s for promoting Jewish education and identity to a Russian Jewish populace that had lost many of its...
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Aaron Passman
Some Jewish teachers in the Philadelphia School District are upset over the district's time-off policy as it pertains to Passover. The week of Monday, March 29 to Friday, April 2 was originally scheduled to be spring break, however Monday and Tuesday -- the start of Pesach -- were added back on the school calendar to partially make up for the...
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Daphna Berman, Jewish Exponent Feature
At the beginning, it didn't seem like Haim Maor and Khader Oshah had much in common. Although both are artists, Maor is a professor at Ben-Gurion University and his work, which explores Holocaust themes, has been on display across the United States and Europe. Oshah, meanwhile, was born in a refugee camp in Gaza, and now lives with his wife...
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