Saturday, September 20, 2014 Elul 25, 5774

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Lauren Pound Somers, JE Feature
How do you get the Jewish community to the table to address the hunger issue with other groups in Greater Philadelphia? This was the charge of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger when they planned this year's Philadelphia World Food Day, the educational event that celebrates the work of anti-hunger organizations and promotes...
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Jonathan Steinberg, chairman of the history department at the University of Pennsylvania, said that George W. Bush is, in a sense, dead. Of course, the president is alive and well in Washington. And Steinberg was not suggesting that he's a lame-duck president. What the scholar meant was that the hard-drinking scion of an aristocratic New England family - who attended...
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Joshua Neuman, editor and publisher of Heeb: The New Jew Review, said that many readers treat the magazine - an irreverent quarterly that on its last cover featured a woman sniffing Gold's Prepared Horse Radish as if it were cocaine - as a "sacred Jewish text." Sporting a green T-shirt, jeans and a corduroy hat, the 33-year-old Neuman addressed how...
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Most architecture students know the ins and outs of the latest design software, but 69-year-old Robert M. Skaler - who learned the craft under the tutelage of maverick Philadelphia architect Louis Kahn more than 40 years ago - claims ignorance when it comes to using a computer to sketch a structure. Sitting in his Cheltenham home that serves as a...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
As night fell on Bagram Air Base in Northeast Afghanistan, Pennsylvania Army National Guard Maj. Kathryn Brill, 55, was wrapping things up after a long, hard day. While walking back to the small cluster of plastic yellow tents that the soldiers called home, it happened in a flash: Insurgents hit a remote area of the base with a series of...
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