Monday, November 24, 2014 Kislev 2, 5775

Auto, rail, subway congestion almost rained on our parade. But what if we had biked to the Bank for a change?
By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
With oil and gasoline prices subject to the volatile, roller-coaster-like ups and downs of worldwide supply and demand, more and more bicycles are showing up on the streets of Philadelphia, notably in Center City, but elsewhere around town, as well. Bicycles are in vogue because they offer a convenient, space-saving and fun form of basic transportation, aside from the fact...
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By:
Aaron Passman, JE Staff
It's an old saying in Judaism: "May you live as long as Moses." Now that the Jewish Publication Society has reached the age of the great Jewish sage and leader, 120 years, it's setting out to do something he was unable to do -- ensure its survival well beyond that. This august occasion serves as what CEO and Editor in...
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The smell of freshly dried paint lingers in the new offices of the Israel Consulate at 1880 JFK Blvd. in Center City. The conference room lacks a table of any sort, and the walls of the office belonging to the new Consul General Daniel Kutner, who arrived in Philadelphia shortly before Rosh Hashanah, remain totally bare. Back in March, the...
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By:
Aaron Passman, JE Staff
In what's becoming a familiar biannual ritual, Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-District 6) again narrowly squeaked out a win, to hold on to his House seat representing Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district. Unofficial results from the Pennsylvania Department of State gave the congressman a 4 percent advantage (52 percent to 48 percent) over his Democratic opponent, businessman and first-time political candidate Bob...
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By:
Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Staff
Democrat Allyson Schwartz and Republican Marina Kats, opponents in politics, do have several things in common: Both are Jewish women, and each have two children. They even share the same polling place -- the Meadowbrook School in Abington -- where each voted on Election Day. But it was the incumbent Schwartz whom voters overwhelmingly chose -- which means a third...
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