Thursday, November 27, 2014 Kislev 5, 5775
New group looks to create social outlets
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Dealing with the death of a loved one is never easy, and when you lose a spouse of almost half a century, it is particularly trying. No one knows this better than 73-year-old Janet Simon. "When I got married, I was 20, and we stayed married for 48 years," explained Simon, who lost her husband, Al, 31?2 years ago. "He...
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Roy Freundlich, JE Feature
With news of the widespread devastation of Hurricane Katrina, a tremendous outpouring of care and goodwill has come from the Greater Philadelphia Jewish community. In this difficult time of national crisis and the mounting human toll in the Gulf Coast region, Jewish values and the sense of responsibility to care for others resulted in an immediate response to provide aid...
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
Two friends separated by nearly 6,000 miles began their senior year in high school recently - Leigh Kesselman at Cheltenham High School and Abi Landsman at Kibbutz Yavne in Ashdod, both 17 - feeling close because of the summer they shared. Part of the Mifgash program ("encounter" in Hebrew), they participated in a contingent of 12 Israeli kids and 10...
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To confirm or not to confirm? For some political groups, that is indeed the question as Judge John G. Roberts Jr., nominated by President George W. Bush to be the 17th Chief Justice of the United States, faces the test of his career on Capitol Hill. Such a reality was evident last week at a rally in front of Sen...
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Jane Horwitz sat attentively Tuesday afternoon in the University of Pennsylvania lecture hall - her legs were crossed, one hand clutched a cell phone, and her mouth nervously bit the fingernails on the other - and listened to how the school year would unfold for her teenage daughter Libby, who until Hurricane Katrina ravaged the city of New Orleans was...
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