Sunday, December 28, 2014 Tevet 6, 5775

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Aaron Passman
The games are coming to Philadelphia in 2011. No, not the Olympics or the World Cup, not the Super Bowl or the Final Four, either. We're talking the annual JCC Maccabi Games, which are set to make a return visit to the area next August. Organizers expect them to attract about 1,000 athletes worldwide between the ages of 13 and...
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Aaron Passman
Sarah Krantz knew that she'd need a good strategy if she was going to take down the reigning champ. So as she sat hunched over a spread of kosher chicken wings -- real wings, bone-in, with a piece of the drum and wing together -- she broke the piece in half, rotating the drum and chewing while pulling the meat...
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The Center City offices of the Foreign Policy Research Institute and the Council on American-Islamic Relations may be separated by just a few blocks, but their interpretations of a new series of books on Islam couldn't be farther apart. CAIR-Pennsylvania is calling on schools and libraries nationwide to return the books, which are geared for middle and high school students...
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Aaron Passman
As students trudged their way down Locust Walk to classes on a chilly Monday morning last week, University of Pennsylvania freshman Eliana Holm was trying to ply her fellow students with hot coffee and blue-sprinkled kosher cookies, all in the name of Israel. "Israel loves coffee, and so do you," she hollered, doing her best to attract passers-by to the...
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Jared Shelly
It's easy to miss Harvey Pollack on TV, even though at this time of year, he's on almost every night. If you've watched a 76ers home game this year -- or any year of your life, for that matter -- you may have noticed the white-haired fellow in the background, sitting at the center of the scorer's table -- so...
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