Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Tammuz 24, 5774
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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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Extension of existing 'eruv' will allow simple tasks to get done
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For more than 30 years now, Norm Garfield has not been able to retrieve his Saturday morning paper from the front lawn of his Wynnewood home. In fact, during Shabbat, he’s never been able to take advantage of a warm spring afternoon by lounging with a book in his own backyard. “You couldn’t have lunch outside either,” said the 63-year-old...
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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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Like his fellow survivors, Abram Shnaper wants to make sure that people remember the tragedies inflicted upon so many during the Holocaust. Only then, will no one have a reason to deny the Shoah's existence. After liberation from Klooga, a labor camp in Estonia in 1944, Shnaper vowed to have his voice heard - and heard loudly. As the president...
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Lying. Smuggling. Even contemplating bribery. There's no telling to what extent some will go to help others. The 42 participants on Congregation Adath Jeshurun's recent trip to Cuba learned this lesson firsthand when they tried to complete their mission to the ostracized island nation. The assignment was to deliver pounds and pounds of collected goods to the small Jewish community...
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