Sunday, September 21, 2014 Elul 26, 5774

Jared Shelly

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During his 43-year tenure as director of the regional chapter of the American Jewish Committee, Murray Friedman fought against anti-Semitism, worked to preserve Philadelphia's Jewish history, strengthened the bonds between Jews and non-Jews, and helped many scholarly projects get off the ground. Although Friedman died in May 2005 at the age of 78, his influence still resonates throughout Philadelphia's Jewish...
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Inside a South Philadelphia shooting range, a man rattles off round after round of ammunition using a high-powered 357 magnum. Just a few lanes away, Sloane Milstein -- equipped with ear muffs and eye protection -- methodically positions her feet, loads a small pellet into an air pistol, then slowly raises her gun straight ahead. With seemingly endless, piercing shots...
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What do American triathlete Sarah Shulman, Australian soccer player Tal Karp and Ukrainian runner Zhanna Pintusevich-Block have in common? Not only do all three excel in their respective sports, but they're all Jewish. With the start of the new year comes the second-ever Hadassah-Brandeis Institute's 15-month calendar, "Jewish + Female = Athlete." It features information and photographs of 18 of...
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As colorful lights flashed from all directions, male and female models sauntered down a long white runway, while ultra-trendy songs from CDs by Justin Timberlake and Paris Hilton provided high-energy background noise. As model after model showed off new examples from the collections of upscale retailers, audience members got a sizable sneak peek at some new styles for the fall...
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At the headquarters of the Philadelphia Police Department's SWAT team in Kensington, officer Brian Leventhal sits at a long wooden table with a group of similarly large men sporting close-cropped haircuts, and wearing cargo pants and combat boots. They chow down on meaty hoagies and engage in conversation ranging from international politics to local crime to Philadelphia sports teams. The...
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