Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775

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For Philadelphia's organized Jewish community, this might well be a tale of two state budgets. The first represents the best of times: Pennsylvania's $27.66 billion budget, signed by Gov. Tom Corbett minutes before the deadline on June 30, includes a huge boost to an educational funding initiative championed by some Jewish groups. But in terms of funding for critical services,...
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Just as the population of shore towns continues to swell as summer progresses, so, too, does the list of top-flight performers coming to entertain vacationers and residents alike. For area Jews, 2012 is shaping up to be one of the most entertaining years ever. Whatever your favorite type of live event -- comedy, music, theater or even political cabaret --...
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Audrey Ross breathed a huge sigh of relief when she heard that the U.S. Supreme Court had upheld President Barack Obama's health care law last week. The 32-year-old works for a Center City nonprofit, suffers from diabetes and has faced anxiety over the prospect of losing her insurance. "I think health coverage is an absolute right. I also think it...
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Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Frapped, whipped, blended or heated, coffee has stirred up some popularity among an increasingly younger generation of fans, along with a touch of controversy on its benefits: What's good in theory for one generation could be bad for another. A recent coffee study reported in The New England Journal of Medicine certainly adds to its appeal among people 50 and...
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Philadelphia lawyer or San Antonio warrior? In the jump ball that is life and careers, Glenn Fine of Melrose Park saw it as no contest when it came to choosing between a career amid the legal courts or on the basketball court. Ultimately he chose law: "At 5 foot 9, I didn't think I had much of a future in...
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