Thursday, July 30, 2015 Av 14, 5775

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Jackie Bobrin doubted her 8-year-old son Ethan would be able to attend religious school. "Regular" life was difficult enough with the behaviors his doctors attributed to a possible combination of Attention Deficit Disorder, Asberger's and bipolar disorder, she said. What synagogue would have the interest -- or resources -- to give him the extra attention he needed? Surprisingly, the Bryn...
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The key to getting more Jewish families to live along the Old York Road corridor is to make the area more enticing for young families of all backgrounds. It's within the realm of possibility, but it will take a concerted effort that extends beyond the Jewish community. That, in essence, is the conclusion of a 100-plus-page report on the Old...
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Lewis Katz, one of the new owners of The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News and Philly.com, is a major funder of Jewish causes. Three Jewish Community Centers in New Jersey, including the ones in Cherry Hill and Margate, are named for his parents, Betty and Milton Katz. The 70-year-old lawyer and businessman originally from Camden is one of the...
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Now this is one big matzah ball hanging out there. The Golem is the monster mash of all monster tales, a mythological Jewish figure centuries old -- with actual origins extending some 2,000 years -- whose mud makeup was only missing a cucumber or two to qualify him as progenitor of the modern-day spa master. Built as a protector of...
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Did Eran Kolirin expect a big brass band to trumpet his arrival last week as a visiting scholar at Temple University? No, chuckles the award-winning Israeli director of the acclaimed film The Band's Visit ; no band in sight. There was, however, the music of movies as he set the scene as a participant in the Schusterman Visiting Artist Program,...
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