Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774

It's on the field, in the pool and match point for the games
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After getting a defensive rebound, Jordan Freel went "coast to coast," weaving around defenders in a drive to the hoop for a seemingly easy lay-up. With quick moves, lots of hustle and a deadly accurate shot, the 12-year-old controlled the tempo of the boys championship basketball game at the Junior Maccabi Games on Sunday. "We would pass it around," explained...
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William Lashner had always dreamed of a life in which he didn't have to go to an office every day, and could simply spend his time writing and telling stories. Now, after making a few proverbial leaps of faith, the 48-year-old Abington native and father of three is living that life; he's published six novels, including the forthcoming Marked Man,...
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An insurgency within the statewide Republican Party resulted in stunning defeats for two of Pennsylvania's most powerful lawmakers, Senate Pro Tempore Robert Jubelirer (R-District 30) and Senate Majority Leader David Brightbill (R-District 48). The two men had served in office a combined 56 years. Before last week's landmark primary results, a Senate leader hadn't lost a challenge from within his...
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With the prospect of a U.S. Senate debate over a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriages hovering in the not-so-distant future, researchers and advocates met in Center City for what was billed as the first academic symposium focusing solely on gay and lesbian parents and their children. More than 150 people, mostly academics but also some social workers and...
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For Sarah Kantrovitz, walking with her family to synagogue for Shabbat services has just become a much easier task. Early last month, her local synagogue, Congregation Beth Solomon Suburban of Somerton completed an eruv , a symbolic border that marks out an area within which observant Jews can carry things like books and keys outside their homes. "I have two...
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