Thursday, July 31, 2014 Av 4, 5774

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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
For many Philadelphians, a drive down North Broad Street is simply a way to get to work or travel into the city, but for Rabbi Fred Kazan, 72, it's a glimpse into Philadelphia's Jewish history. By the time he had his Bar Mitzvah, Kazan had lived in South Philadelphia, Strawberry Mansion and West Oak Lane. Such experiences sparked a current...
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After Pennsylvania voters go to the polls on Tuesday and wrap up a relatively quiet municipal election cycle, a slew of races will officially kick off for the next Election Day. And at the top of the ticket in 2006 will be the quest for the governor's mansion. In October's Quinnipiac University poll, voters in the commonwealth give Gov. Ed...
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It's been two years since the School District of Philadelphia has included discussions about the Middle East in its history and social-studies curriculums. According to officials, the district's teachers are no longer encouraged to address the Israeli-Palestinian conflict or the United State's military action in Iraq. The problem, according to Jewish community officials, is that teachers are always free to...
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Hillel Levinson, one of three candidates seeking to become the next city controller, lists a series of "Philadelphia Icons" on his Web site: cheesesteaks, soft pretzels and the Liberty Bell. The last in the sequence is Levinson himself. But for all of Levinson's municipal credentials - he was born in the city, went to Central High School, earned his undergraduate...
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For M. Moshe Porat, dean of Temple University's Fox School of Business, an education can be compared to a share of stock; and so his job is to help increase the profits that students reap from their substantial investment of time and money. In the nine years that he's headed the 5,500-student institution, which offers everything from bachelor's degrees to...
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