Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775

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For the second time in its 58-year history, Post 575 of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America has honored a former soldier by latching his name to the group. When it formed back in 1947, the post was named after Lt. Milton Kelkey, a Philadelphian who was killed in battle during World War II. In April,...
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Sarah Martinez-Helfman's office in the Novacare Complex overlooks the expanse of green field where the Philadelphia Eagles are preparing for the upcoming season. Her room is also cluttered with autographed team memorabilia. Nonetheless, she doesn't want to talk football. During a conversation about her position as executive director of the Eagles Youth Partnership and its work with underprivileged kids, the...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Amid garbage bags, an old roller skate and a television broken in half - wires frayed in all directions - a gravestone with Hebrew lettering leaned to one side. Most of the words were faded and a piece of the top had been broken off, but at the bottom it still clearly read "5621," the Hebrew year translating to 1860-61...
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Clad in an olive-green prison uniform and noticeably thinner than the last time she appeared before Judge Anita Brody, 74-year-old Betty Shusterman needed the help of a walker to inch her way across the federal courtroom she'd navigated so many times before. Eventually, she sat at the same defendant's table that she occupied during her four-week trial nearly two years...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
With a light rain falling on an empty Lincoln Financial Field, Jonathan Cramer-Cohen - microphone in hand - stood in front of a TV camera, reporting on the Philadelphia Eagles' first preseason game, a 38-31 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. He had the poise of a professional: speaking clearly, enunciating each word, and offering detailed and accurate comments on the...
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