Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775

Jared Shelly

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When Pamela G. Weinstein, 56, tended to terminally ill patients at a hospice unit at the Hospital at University of Pennsylvania back in 1987, she recognized that not only the patients needed help. "I realized that there was a big loss when the patient dies, because the families lost their jobs in a sense," said Weinstein, referring to the effort...
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Rebecca Gerewitz, 14, enjoyed her recent trip to Israel so much that she has not one favorite part, but two. The first was a Saturday-night boat ride near Tiberias, where she and classmates from Abrams Hebrew Academy in Yardley got to dance to Israeli music. Up next on her list was a trip to a rehabilitation hospital for Israeli soldiers...
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Edward R. Becker, 73, a former chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, died of cancer on May 19. A graduate of Central High School in 1950, Becker moved on to graduate Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pennsylvania in 1954. After law school at Yale, he became a partner in a law practice...
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It's on the field, in the pool and match point for the games
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After getting a defensive rebound, Jordan Freel went "coast to coast," weaving around defenders in a drive to the hoop for a seemingly easy lay-up. With quick moves, lots of hustle and a deadly accurate shot, the 12-year-old controlled the tempo of the boys championship basketball game at the Junior Maccabi Games on Sunday. "We would pass it around," explained...
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For Sarah Kantrovitz, walking with her family to synagogue for Shabbat services has just become a much easier task. Early last month, her local synagogue, Congregation Beth Solomon Suburban of Somerton completed an eruv , a symbolic border that marks out an area within which observant Jews can carry things like books and keys outside their homes. "I have two...
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