Thursday, December 25, 2014 Tevet 3, 5775

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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
While classic cars are often admired more than they're actually driven, Gene Epstein is bucking that tradition and preparing to get his 1954 white Cadillac Eldorado convertible primed for a truly momentous journey. In the coming months, Epstein, who lives in Newtown, will add radial whitewall tires to his vehicle, take it for a 50-mile test drive, and then pack...
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Zach Pontz, JE Feature
Long gone are the days when adolescents gathered at the corner drugstore for malts and an order of fries. Indeed, according to a recent conference, teenagers are maturing faster than ever before in recent history. And such an extreme change in maturation means that it's important for educators and parents alike to treat adolescents "as growing adults, instead of as...
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Though her life hasn't been affected directly in any way by violent crime, one well-known Philadelphia philanthropist has decided that illegal guns present the most significant public safety issue to the city and the state, and she's hoping to change the legislative status quo by mobilizing voters to pressure elected officials. "This is an enraged constituency," declared Lynn Honickman of...
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Hoisted onto the shoulders of her father, Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel Associate Rabbi Peter C. Rigler, Maya Rigler had the honor of helping light a gigantic menorah before a crowd of 500 children and adults who attended the Elkins Park synagogue's Chanukah Shabbat celebration. Photo by Leza Raffel
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Asaf Romirowsky, JE Feature
Nov. 29 marked 60 years since the United Nations voted to create two separate states -- one Arab and one Jewish -- on a hunk of land in the Middle East. On that fateful night six decades ago, all members of the Jewish yishuv were glued to their radios, holding a sheet of paper divided into three columns. The top...
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