Sunday, September 21, 2014 Elul 26, 5774
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Ryan Teitman
For graphic novelist Joann Sfar, family is the central inspiration for his work. In describing one of the characters, a musician, from his latest book Klezmer: Tales of the Wild East , he took a marker and with a few brisk strokes sketched the image on a nearby white board. With square-rimmed glasses and a thin face, the man he...
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Ryan Teitman
In the main storage room at the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center, volunteer Carole LeFaivre-Rochester walked past shelves filled with black-bound tomes -- every issue of the Jewish Exponent since its first publication nearly 120 years ago. She walked past countless records gathered and saved from local hospitals and businesses, then stopped and reached into a box to retrieve a faded...
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Robert Vogel was first bitten by the travel bug nearly 40 years ago, when he took time out from college to visit Japan, then backpack around Europe. Such experiences opened his mind up to a wider world than the one he knew growing up in Mount Airy and Cheltenham. In fact, the longtime educator believes that venturing beyond the familiar...
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As the Democrats prepare to run both the House and the Senate come January, questions remain about how the shift in power for the incoming 110th Congress will shape American policy on Iraq, as well as a range of domestic issues. U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-District 13), who was overwhelmingly re-elected to a second term in Congress, said rather than...
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The following is a list of Jewish lawmakers who will serve in the 110th Congress. The number of Jews in the Senate will rise to 13 from 11, with two new members. Both Joseph Lieberman and Bernie Sanders won as independent candidates, but are expected to caucus with the Democrats. The number in the House of Representatives will rise to...
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