Monday, December 22, 2014 Kislev 30, 5775
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When students come to Hillel of Greater Philadelphia seeking advice on how to handle a conflict between class and observing the High Holidays, Rabbi Howard Alpert said he advises them on how to discuss the issue with their professors, but he himself avoids intervening. His reasoning is that when a student has to explain such an absence to faculty it...
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An Israeli flag marks the oceanside home where an estimated 200 vacationers this summer bonded over communal Shabbats, frisbee on the beach and cultural programming organized by a team of volunteers and local young professional groups.
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“Mad Men” and Kate Middleton are summer fashion’s big influencers
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Mimi James, This Summer Feature
O f course shopping should be on summer’s itinerary. It stimulates the economy, provides quality bonding time, counts as exercise if done with gusto and results in longer-lasting purchase pleasure than, say, salt water taffy. Plus, every fashionista knows the unadulterated joy of finding a unique item that fits perfectly. And if it’s on sale? Even better. Sales are a...
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For years, Laurel Klein has been dreaming of opening a combination restaurant, bar and performance space where Jewish young adults could gather to eat, socialize, learn and then "take their Jewishness back home with them." Now, the 31-year-old Philadelphia transplant has a litmus test of whether others want that, too. Klein's proposed "Cafe Olam" is among a handful of startups...
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Bowling was never a favorite pastime, Marnie Markowitz says, watching with amusement as a group of friends groan after a teammate misses a chance at a spare. Still, she came to this trendy Northern Liberties alley several years ago to check out the Jewish bowling league her sister had emailed her about, figuring it would be a good way to...
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