Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774

Eric Berger

Staff Writer
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From editing feature films about the pornography industry to a recent blockbuster about a slave and bounty hunter, local day school graduate Fred Raskin is used to controversy surrounding his work.
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The recitation of the mourner's Kaddish by a character on the TV show Homeland didn’t jive with the Jewish tradition I know, which requires forming a minyan. But I'm a journalist, not a rabbi, so I figured I would ask some people who know more than I do.
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A local businessman supplied members of his Main Line synagogue with some 3,000 knit hats to bring to Israeli troops during a winter visit to the Jewish state.
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Philadelphia-area clergy took time to express their sorrow over the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting at a press conference Dec. 19, but emphasized that the tragedy was just one among many caused by firearms.
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A Cemter City radiologist with little musical background aside from childhood piano lessons ended up writing what became his “International Anthem for World Peace.”
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Profile

Eric Berger has been a staff writer for the Jewish Exponent since August 2012.

Prior to that he spent six months interning at the Jerusalem Post and two years as reporter and then news and online editor of the Boonville Daily News, a community newspaper in Missouri. He has also written for the St. Louis Beacon, an online newspaper covering the St. Louis area.

He is a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism.

Contact

(215) 832-0742

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