Sunday, September 25, 2016 Elul 22, 5776

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Jared Shelly
It's easy to miss Harvey Pollack on TV, even though at this time of year, he's on almost every night. If you've watched a 76ers home game this year -- or any year of your life, for that matter -- you may have noticed the white-haired fellow in the background, sitting at the center of the scorer's table -- so...
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Lauren Kramer, Jewish Exponent Feature
As the small town of Whistler, British Columbia, has welcomed a deluge of visitors for the 2010 Winter Olympics -- wrapping up this weekend -- and anticipates crowds for the Paralympics in just a few weeks, a snowboarding rabbi is trying his utmost to organize and mobilize a permanent Jewish community in this alpine village. New York City native Chaim...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Fourth-grader Madelyn Simon added a bit of splash to her school wardrobe last week: a baseball cap with a sequined flower on it. Normally, that's not allowed at the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School's Stern Center, but last Friday was an exception. As part of the school's "Hats for Haiti" relief drive, students who brought in a donation...
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Lauren Kramer, Jewish Exponent Feature
There aren't many cities where you'll find a hospital on the list of attractions, but Cape Town is one of them. The city on the southernmost tip of Africa is home to the Heart of Cape Town Museum, which commemorates the first ever human-to-human heart transplant performed in 1967 by Dr. Christiaan Barnard. It's housed inside the Groote Schuur Hospital...
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Numbers in the population study are nothing to clown around about
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It doesn't happen often that a pop-cultural milestone like the 20th anniversary of "The Simpsons" dovetails with the release of a new Jewish demographic survey. But that's exactly what happened when the plot of the Jan. 10 episode revolved around the marriage of a Jew and a Congregationalist, who also happen to be a clown and a princess, respectively. When...
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