Friday, December 19, 2014 Kislev 27, 5775

Jordana Jacobs

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Deborah Kaplan may not be able to assist a bride with choosing the perfect dress or help her design a stunning floral centerpiece, but she can create a beautiful document that will make the big event legal - at least by Jewish law. A trained illustrator and calligrapher, Kaplan combined her two skills 15 years ago to design her very...
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According to a U.S. Census Bureau report, some 1.1 million people in the United States fell into poverty last year, bringing the total to 37 million people - or about 12.7 percent of the nation's population. Alarmed by the reality behind these statistics, two Jewish organizations already working to help alleviate the problem have recognized the urgent need to take...
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Since the year 2001, the number of people who have made aliyah has nearly doubled, according to Michael Landsberg, executive director of the Israel Aliyah Center in New York. And 3,000 people from North America are expected to immigrate to Israel this year - a number not seen since 1983. In light of such fervor, last week, eight Philadelphians -...
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Thanks to a recent grant, the Camden County Library System will introduce a new program to its schedule - one that will explore Jewish literature and culture. The $1,500 grant, awarded by the American Library Association and NextBook - a project devoted to the promotion of Jewish literature, culture and ideas - will go toward a series of five professionally...
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Promoting health as Martins Run turns 25
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Standing along the driveway leading up to the place they call home, about 30 senior citizens got themselves prepared - wiggling their ankles and rolling their heads from side to side, then stretching out various other parts of their bodies. Concluding with some enthusiastic cheers, the men and women - some dressed in shorts and others in jogging pants, but...
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