Monday, December 22, 2014 Kislev 30, 5775

The city estimated that two million people turned out on Oct. 31 for a parade saluting the Philadelphia Phillies and its first World Series title in 28 years. Left fielder Pat Burrell (center) led the charge.
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Aaron Passman, JE Staff
Hungry for a filet mignon? How about a "Philly Minyan" instead? That dish and others can be had from Klapholz's Kosher, which in August moved into the main building at Young Israel of Elkins Park, after six years at its former retail location on Old York Road in Jenkintown. Formerly known as Klapholz's Kosher Delicatessen, the business dropped the "deli"...
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U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, a Maryland Democrat who recently stumped for Barack Obama in Pennsylvania, and U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, a Texas Republican and physician who recently gave a slew of interviews touting John McCain's health plan, don't agree on much. Yet, both said recently that, despite the financial crisis, health care remains a top priority for voters. They agreed...
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For weeks, no one was sure whether the Democrat or Republican had won the race. Ultimately, a contentious recount reversed the apparent result that had been announced on election night. No, it wasn't the disputed 2000 presidential election, but the battle for Pennsylvania's 156th Legislative District in Chester County. In the end, Democrat Barbara McIlvaine Smith defeated Republican Shannon Royer...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
City of Brotherly Love -- and Sisterly Affection -- yes, indeed. The World Congress of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Jews held its eastern regional conference in Philadelphia last weekend -- the group's first conference since 2006. "The main reason we chose Philadelphia this time around was that if you look at our numbers, the bulk of our member organizations...
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