Friday, October 24, 2014 Tishri 30, 5775

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After several months of intense negotiations that until the past week had been known to just a few insiders, the executive committee of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School reversed course and nixed what had appeared to be a done deal to close its eight-year-old Robert Saligman Middle School. The executive committees at both Perelman and the Jack...
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Astronaut Garrett E. Reisman -- the first Jewish crew member of the International Space Station -- says that his most mystical moment in space came when he first saw the earth's atmosphere. "My religious moment wasn't seeing the earth from space, although that was incredible," said the 41-year-old native of Morristown, N.J. "It was seeing the thin blue atmosphere that...
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The weeks following the war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip may seem like a particularly inauspicious time to start up an organization devoted to advancing the cause of peace in the Middle East. However, a group of University of Pennsylvania students -- both Jewish and Arab -- feel that there may be no better time to give...
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While the Philadelphia region was not hit nearly as hard by Bernard Madoff's alleged $50 billion Ponzi scheme as other regions -- New York City, say, or Palm Beach, Fla. -- several dozen area individuals, estates and family trusts turned up on a court document, released last week, that painted a fuller picture of those who fell victim to the...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Effective March 1, the Glendale Uptown Home will become a nonkosher facility, leaving Philadelphia proper without a certified glatt-kosher nursing home. While the facility has not technically been a Jewish home since it was sold in 2006, a large number of its residents are Jewish, and it has long been associated with Philadelphia's Jewish community. Executive director Ed Harding recently...
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