Saturday, August 30, 2014 Elul 4, 5774

Jordana Jacobs

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Al Perloff never intended to ask Geri Richman out. But when his previously scheduled date for the evening called to cancel, he turned to the cashier and bookkeeper at his father's Upper Darby meat market as a viable replacement. "I looked at her in the cash box and said, 'Would you like to go out with me?' She was more...
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As a guidance counselor for the School District of Philadelphia, Linda Dubin Garfield always taught her students to follow their dreams. But it wasn't until she retired in 2002 that she actually practiced what she preached when it came to her life. From the age of 8, Garfield was interested in art, but "never felt good enough at it." So...
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Eight sporting greats - one of them deceased - were honored Sunday for their athletic achievements by being inducted into the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame at the Gershman Y in Center City. The honorees included two wrestlers, three basketball players, a track star, a soccer coach - even a sportscaster. "It was always an inconvenience to be a...
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The day before the start of Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, Elie Wiesel spoke to a standing-room-only crowd about hope and remembrance, as well as painful questions that the Nobel Prize-winning writer still struggles with more than 60 years after his liberation from the Buchenwald concentration camp. "I confess to you that I don't have answers to my questions,"...
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Each new moon offers women's groups their modus vivendi
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On a recent Thursday evening, five women were sprawled out on Neely Snyder's living-room couch - their shoes off, and their feet tucked underneath them or resting casually on the coffee table. The conversation jumped from the fresh produce at the local farmers market to their Philadelphia neighborhood, Mount Airy, being featured on Page 277 of the April issue of...
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