Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Kislev 4, 5775

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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Staff
Northeast Philadelphia -- once a stronghold of the Philadelphia Jewish community -- has said farewell to yet another synagogue: After 113 years, Adath Zion Congregation has closed its doors and merged with Congregation Ner Zedek-Ezrath Israel-Beth Uziel on Bustleton Avenue, in the Rhawnhurst section of the city. Adath Zion president Neil Schmerling said there were several reasons why it was...
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Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert speaks to delegates during the General Assembly of the United Jewish Communities in Jerusalem on Nov. 16. Olmert has announced his resignation, due to multiple investigations of corruption charges. His successor will be elected in a new general election in February.
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Two days after winning a hotly contested New Jersey congressional seat, John Adler, a Democratic state senator, managed to squeeze in a workout at his gym at the Betty & Milton Katz Jewish Community Center in Cherry Hill, N.J. Adler recalled that, while at the gym, a man in his 50s came up to congratulate him. When Adler asked how...
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In the wake of a historic victory for the Democratic Party -- from the race for the White House to the battle for the Pennsylvania state House -- U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak (D-District 7), a retired admiral in the U.S. Navy, likened the country to an aircraft carrier. Change directions too abruptly, and the planes can slide right off the...
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Auto, rail, subway congestion almost rained on our parade. But what if we had biked to the Bank for a change?
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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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