Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Kislev 4, 5775

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A cross section of the city's Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders gathered Jan. 3 in the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, where they offered prayers in English, Hebrew and Arabic, not for world peace but for something much closer to home: a reduction in the violent crime that has gripped this city for...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
The day-to-day work of an Israel Defense Force soldier can be fraught with danger. And while organizations here and abroad can't do all that much to resolve the dangerous part, they are hoping to ensure that, at the very least, the soldiers can stay warm while doing their jobs this winter. One Israel Fund, based in Hewlett, N.Y., has teamed...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
For more than 100 years -- and for countless generations of young Philadelphians -- Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse in East Fairmount Park has embodied the dictionary definition of what a playground should be: a place for kids to enjoy themselves without restraint. The play space is tucked away on a tree-lined patch of 6.5 acres within the park, just...
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Starting this month, the Etz Chaim Center for Jewish Studies is offering a new opportunity for young Jews to learn about their religion, its history and traditions, and the Hebrew language. The Etz Chaim Hebrew School will be offered at the center's Elkins Park location on High School Road. The school is geared mainly for children ages 6 through 13,...
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State Sen. Connie Williams (D-District 17) announced that she will not seek re-election come November, and that she will step down when her term expires at the end of 2008. "This has been an incredibly rewarding 11 years, but it's not my whole life," said Williams, whose legislative career began in 1997, when she was elected to represent the 149th...
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