Monday, September 22, 2014 Elul 27, 5774

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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
When area residents tear open their heating bills this winter, their blood might start to boil. Since Oct. 7, the price of natural gas has gone up by 19.4 percent, according to Douglas I. Oliver, a spokesman for Philadelphia Gas Works. "We anticipate that this latest increase will raise the average customer bill by $335 per year," he said. Combined...
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James Dobson, head of the conservative Christian organization Focus on the Family, is thrilled over President Bush's pick to be an associate justice in the Supreme Court. But after statements from Bush that one of White House counsel Harriet Miers' top selling points was her evangelical Christian faith, Jewish groups are collectively wondering aloud what exactly that means. The fact...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Michael Barkann is on TV so much, you might think he doesn't have the time to order his own lunch. But you'd be wrong. "Yo. It's Michael B. Let me get a hot pastrami - I'm talking' smokin' hot … with a bag of chips … no check that, cheese curls," he rattled off in one recent afternoon, calling in...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
One day, the teachers and staff at Temple Sholom in Broomall noticed that their preschool students were fascinated by the spiders they saw outside during recess. This simple fascination gave the educators an idea. "Our approach is child-centered," explained Andi Lieberman, director of the synagogue's preschool. "We look and observe the interests of the children, and we try to build...
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Society to ensure long-term viability, here and around the world
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
During a reception held on Sept. 26 to honor the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Legacy Society, 130 members and their guests "visited" their designated plaques on the four Legacy Walls in the atrium of the Jewish Community Services Building, as they also heard words of praise for their investment in the future of the Jewish community. In its eighth...
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