Friday, July 11, 2014 Tammuz 13, 5774
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Though as a boy Sidney Karpo sang in his South Philadelphia Hebrew school's junior choir - and was well aware that he had a considerable voice - he never dreamed of being a cantor. Actually, it was his wife who convinced him to do it. "I could have been anything," said the 78-year-old. "My wife is a very musical person,...
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While two large men wrapped in towels sit and sweat in the 182-degree heat, a Southampton Spa worker enters the sauna area, opens a metal oven door and splashes peppermint laced water onto a mass of hot rocks. The flavorful steam wafts around the room and in between the wooden benches, adding a touch of spring to what seems like...
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By sculpting a raised arm emerging from a solid piece of marble, Jennifer Goldberg sought, through her art, to stress resistance rather than suffering. "When you see a lot of the Holocaust, it's people being victims," said Goldberg, 16, who just finished her sophomore year at Akiba Hebrew Academy in Merion Station. "I was trying to show something that represented...
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A month after winning a special election to represent the 19th district in the Pennsylvania State Senate, Andrew Dinniman was officially sworn into office on June 19. He's the first Democrat to represent Chester County since 1990. Dinniman, a longtime Chester County commissioner, as well as a board member of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Chester County Region, handily...
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Bryan Schwartzman, JE Staff
Mounds of dirt - and a John Deere bulldozer - rested on the exposed earth, marking the spot where Congregation Beth Hamedrosh is building its new sanctuary. But even though the ground had clearly already been broken, for the 100 or so member families of the Orthodox shul, the June 11 ceremony offered a symbolic indication that the synagogue's long-awaited...
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