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Stars of David 11-01-12

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Dr. Howard A. Cohen
Treasured chest: Dr. Howard A. Cohen has left Lenox Hill Hospital for Temple U’s med school, where the cardiologist is now medicine prof as well as director of its Institute of Interventional Medicine and the hospital’s Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories. … By the book — that’s how Ezra Gorodesky has been making his impact on Jewish history. The native Philadelphian now residing in Jerusalem was recently honored by the National Library of Israel for some 70 years of seeking out and digging up ancient manuscripts that he’s discovered hidden in arcane historical books in unusual sites. He is the Israeli equivalent of a flea shop habitue finding a copy of the Declaration of Independence scrunched into a book of The Wild Life of Blueberries. (“Stars” used to do the same thing at the late lamented Leary’s but only found moths flying out of the ancient books he opened.) Gorodesky could have made a fortune from selling his many finds but has opted to donate them to the National Library, which is why the library considers him a treasure trove of its own. … Nut-N-Honey? More than just nuts — Honeygrow, now in Center City, is Justin Rosenberg’s effort to offer local foods that can be ordered up on a touchscreen. … Lower Merion’s Betty Sved was guest speaker at a pass-the-torch ceremony of Holocaust awareness held recently at the Joan and Alan Bernikow JCC in Sea View, N.Y. Survivor Sved discussed her travails at Auschwitz. … Capitol idea: Teen Shara Katlin left hometown Lawrenceville, N.J., behind for a spell to discuss human rights abuses in a forum held at the Human Rights and Genocide Summit, in Washington, D.C. The 18-year-old Gratz College Jewish Community High School alum was part of a select group of invited students at the session, held under the aegis of the Panlum Institute of BBYO. … Lacrosse, la femme: It’s Philly girls night out as determined by the Jewish Sports Review as it named a septet of lacrosse players with area roots to its collegiate All-America lists. Pursuing their own field of dreams: Samantha Stern, hailing from Cherry Hill East High; Madison Hurwitz, Council Rock South; Jessica Rothstein and Carli Sukonik, Harriton; Leah Sack, Lower Merion; and Sarah Bradburd and Emily Brodsky, both from Friends Central. … Broadway orphan no more: Philadelphian Lyle Kessler will see his play Orphans have its Broadway debut (it was staged 
off-Broadway in 1985) in the spring, with none other than Jack — uh — Alec Baldwin as the cagey kidnapped character. … Friends central: The Main Line’s Marta Kauffman, co-creator of Friends, is working on a TV-friendly adaptation of Two Kisses for Maddy for Lifetime. Doesn’t it seem like a lifetime since she was on the air with her friends producing Friends? … Judgment day: Attorney Steven J. Polansky of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin has been selected as a judge, nominated by Jersey guv Chris Christie and approved by the state Senate Judiciary Committee, for the Superior Court of Camden County/Family Division. Court is now in session!

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