Friday, December 19, 2014 Kislev 27, 5775

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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Unseasonably muggy weather for mid-September couldn't keep more than 500 people -- students, alumni, parents, teachers and Jewish communal members -- from celebrating an event 21 months in the making: the dedication of the new home for the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy on the site of the former American College in Bryn Mawr. The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Last Wednesday evening, Jews between the ages of 21 and 40 met and mingled at the Gershman Y during an event billed as a "Taste of the New Year." Co-sponsored by several local groups, the program combined kosher wine tastings -- served by young congregants from Center City synagogues -- and a getting-to-know-you opportunity just in time for the upcoming...
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When David Magerman was a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania, his father died suddenly. Although raised in a Jewish household, Magerman's Jewish education did not prepare him well enough to mourn his father according to Jewish law. He didn't think it was necessary to say Kaddish or to sit shiva. "I feel as if I failed in my responsibilities...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
As Pearl Jam's "Better Man" played in the background on the easy listening station, the doctor poked around an area on my body where other men shouldn't be. He grabbed hold, told me to cough, then cough again. At least the incongruous choice of Pearl Jam distracted me from his cold, latex-gloved hands. I'm lost as to when Seattle's '90s...
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A family business can be very rewarding -- and challenging. Indeed, family businesses are a major contributor to the overall economy, employing more than 60 percent of the U.S. work force, according to the Family Firm Institute. They do, however, face problems that are unknown at other companies, according to the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. If you are...
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