Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Nisan 16, 5774

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Descendants of Harry Cohen know the family's patriarch hailed from Lithuania and entered the United States via Canada. They also know that he settled in Philadelphia in 1908, before moving two years later to Neshaminy in nearby Bucks County. Once there, the tailor-cum-farmer set up a small congregation, first davening in his home and then building a structure. Information about...
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Laura Pound Somers- JE Feature
Research shows that strong connections with Israel are essential in building an enduring Jewish identity. But according to the Jewish Agency for Israel, many North American Jews have become disconnected from Israel, and educational institutions have not sufficiently integrated the Jewish state into their curricula to instill powerful bonds in the younger generation. To change those trends, the Jewish Federation...
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Lauren Pound Somers, JE Feature
As politicians debated the merits of intelligent design and the war in Iraq earlier this month, kids like Ethan Silver of Blue Bell were more interested in a serious conundrum of their own: Which is tastier, latkes at Chanukah or hamantashen at Purim? The result appeared to be a tie, as Silver and fellow members of the youth choir at...
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More than 200 people turned out Dec. 25 for the "Chanukah on Ice" event at Haverford Skatium, sponsored by Chabad of the Main Line and Chabad Lubavitch of Chester County. In addition to a lot of gliding (and a couple of falls) came the opportunity to make hand-dipped wax candles and witness the lighting of a 5-foot-tall ice menorah.
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A light, freezing rain had driven nearly everyone underneath the protective awning attached to the Independence Mall Visitors Center. Awaiting the kindling of the 37-foot-tall menorah - which sat next to a scene of the three Magi put up by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia - folks began dancing the hora to Chanukah melodies supplied by a nearby keyboardist. Lois Yampolsky,...
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