Friday, January 30, 2015 Shevat 10, 5775

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Mordechai Shinefield | JE Feature
On the Kohelet Yeshiva High School basketball court on Saturday night, just hours after Shabbat had ended, Lower Merion native Yoni Eckmann and the rest of the Yeshiva University Maccabees played pickup games and ran drills with some local Jewish kids. At one point, a young boy with flailing tzitzit was airlifted by a Maccabee player to dunk the ball,...
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George Medovoy | JE Feature
At a Friday night Shabbat dinner, one of the guests at the table lovingly refers to "our shtetl Edmonton."
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Time for some magic, Yossi Elran announced to a full house of students, teachers and parents from three area day schools gathered last week at the Jewish Community Services Building in Center City.
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It's not unusual to see visiting Israelis around town. Last weekend, however, there were 80 of them -- all young Orthodox women from the National Service program, or Sherut Leumi, for observant Jews who opt out of the country's required two-year military service because of religious beliefs.
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Sharon McDonnell | JE Feature
I'm in the floating Lake Palace in Udaipur, a place I first read about, and vowed to visit, when I was 10. A pearly white marble palace -- carved domes and arches, courtyards and splashing fountains -- it's on its very own island. Not one inch of land is visible, so the palace appears to float majestically on Lake Pichola,...
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