Thursday, August 25, 2016 Av 21, 5776
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Though her life hasn't been affected directly in any way by violent crime, one well-known Philadelphia philanthropist has decided that illegal guns present the most significant public safety issue to the city and the state, and she's hoping to change the legislative status quo by mobilizing voters to pressure elected officials. "This is an enraged constituency," declared Lynn Honickman of...
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Martins Run Rabbi Meryl Crean was recently invited to give a sermon at an interfaith service held at St. Pius X Church in Broomall. The service is an annual event held by the Marple-Newtown Clergy Association in support of the Life Center of Eastern Delaware County, a shelter in Upper Darby. Pictured, from left, are (front row) Natalie Grey, Hadassah...
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The dramatic changes that have occurred in American society over the last 30 years have come to affect the composition of the family and, in turn, to change how offspring are cared for. For example, for several decades now, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of children living with and being cared for full time by their...
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Hoisted onto the shoulders of her father, Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel Associate Rabbi Peter C. Rigler, Maya Rigler had the honor of helping light a gigantic menorah before a crowd of 500 children and adults who attended the Elkins Park synagogue's Chanukah Shabbat celebration. Photo by Leza Raffel
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Zach Pontz, JE Feature
Long gone are the days when adolescents gathered at the corner drugstore for malts and an order of fries. Indeed, according to a recent conference, teenagers are maturing faster than ever before in recent history. And such an extreme change in maturation means that it's important for educators and parents alike to treat adolescents "as growing adults, instead of as...
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