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Justin Windheim
My grandmother, Helen Mackler, was a vibrant and generous woman with surprisingly few health issues for her 85 years. So, when she suddenly passed away of a stroke on Oct. 27, it was an immense shock for all who loved her. What’s more, the perfect storm was fast approaching. Within hours of the news, events transpired that we’ll never forget...
Sherrie Savett
Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of the remarks delivered by Sherrie Savett, president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, at the Federation’s main fundraising event in Center City on Nov. 4. All of us here represent a true collective — a collective voice; a collective passion; and a collective hope for our community. Being here represents our...
A letter writer insists that the children of interfaith marriages feel completely Jewish while another provides clues for why so many young Jews leave the religion behind.
After the Storm, Part 1 Superstorm Sandy swept out of the region as quickly as it descended last week, but the destruction and despair left in its wake are still reverberating. The Philadelphia region was relatively lucky. For most of us, downed trees, closed schools, water-filled basements and prolonged power outages proved inconvenient and often uncomfortable — but not devastating...