Sunday, April 19, 2015 Nisan 30, 5775

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"Come on!" Mike Zukerman shouted sternly to himself after his errant shot floated several inches past the end of the table, then bounced off the floor. After a few seconds, the sounds of the game resumed and once again filled the basement room of the Jewish Community Centers Klein Branch in Northeast Philadelphia: Feet shuffled and sneakers squeaked while the...
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City salutes its Founding Father
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Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
The biggest birthday party ever will be happening right here in Philadelphia! Benjamin Franklin, the nation's oldest - and possibly most important - Founding Father, will celebrate his 300th birthday, as Philadelphia reinvents this remarkable man with an international traveling exhibition at the National Constitution Center on Independence Mall. "Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World" is a remarkable...
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… and what to do about, well, coverage
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Remember the musical "Hair," and its title song that had actors singing, "Give me a head with hair, long beautiful hair/Shining, gleaming, streaming, flaxen, waxen/ Give me down to there hair, shoulder length or longer … " Well, those happy words may have rung true for most of us, too, once upon a time. (Not the length, perhaps, but surely...
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Six-part adult-ed course taught here, and throughout the world
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Rabbi Efraim Mintz divides the decades following the Holocaust into different stages based on Jewish reaction to its horrors: the shock and silence of the first two decades after World War II, followed by years marked by the urgency to tell, document and, most importantly, never forget. The most recent period, said the director of the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute,...
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Seeking advice when facing the hardships of going it alone
Dealing with personal finances can be extremely difficult following the death of a spouse, especially if your spouse handled the family's financial matters. While organizing your finances won't ease the pain of losing a loved one, it's an important step in rebuilding your life. Here are some major guidelines from the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants: • Before you...
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