Friday, December 19, 2014 Kislev 27, 5775

In these difficult economic times, thrift is of the essence, and lots of bargains can still be found in the realm of Judaica, if you know where to look. Good books and fine works of art can usually be discovered in secondhand shops, which have managed to survive the downturn. And, if all else fails, head for the Internet. JTA...
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A Bucks County businessman and philanthropist allegedly has led a hidden life, in which he helped to run a Russian prostitution ring and engaged in sexual acts with teenage orphans, according to Laurie Magid, acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, which is based in Philadelphia. On Dec. 3, Magid announced that a grand jury had handed down...
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The new year will bring new leadership to the helm of the Jewish Exponent . Effective Jan. 5, Lisa Hostein will take up the reins as the paper's executive editor. She comes to her new position with a wealth of journalistic knowledge and considerable familiarity with the intricate workings of Philadelphia's Jewish community. The Rhode Island native and graduate of...
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The Jewish Relief Agency sponsored the Jewish Food and Community Expo, which brought vendors, chefs, restaurant/store owners and nearly 2,000 visitors to the Valley Forge Convention Center on Sunday. Here, Nora Shultz and daughter Claire exhibit their pareve baked products. Photo by Carin M. Smilk
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For months, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, in his capacity as chair of the National Governors Association, has tried to call attention to the commonwealth's and the country's crumbling infrastructures, especially aging highways and bridges that have dangerously fallen into disrepair. Now, it appears he's won an ally in a very high place. On Nov. 24, while announcing appointments to key...
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