Thursday, January 29, 2015 Shevat 9, 5775

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In one form or another, the Vaad: The Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia has existed for more than 100 years. But with the departure last summer of its director of the past eight years, Rabbi David Gutterman, coupled with the absence of funding from the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, it seemed likely that the institution was down for...
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Jerry Sorkin has never shied away from the hot spots of the world. Which is why it was not surprising to find the former local rug dealer in Iran this week, with a front-row seat for the Islamic nation's elections and its tumultuous aftermath. For years, Sorkin sought his wares in the remotest corners of the world, traveling throughout the...
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Susan Henick, Jewish Exponent Feature
The call came one night a few months ago: "How do I attach a photo to an e-mail?" my dad asked. I began to explain what's needed, but soon advised him to wait until I or one of his other children visited his New York apartment to show him how it works. "Why not send the print?" I asked, as...
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Aaron Passman, Staff Writer
Jonathan and his wife have lived overseas for more than a decade. But now that they have young children, they are considering moving back to the United States and particularly looking closely at Austin, Texas, as a place to call home. That's where Lisa Apfelberg comes in. As director of outreach and engagement for the Jewish Community Association of Austin,...
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For nearly two decades, intermarriage has been viewed as the greatest threat to Jewish survival and continuity in America. Coming up with ways to reverse the intermarriage trend has been one of the driving forces of recent organized Jewish life. But at a national conference of outreach professionals held last week in Philadelphia, Rabbi Irwin Kula -- a nationally known...
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