Friday, November 28, 2014 Kislev 6, 5775
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Clad in an olive-green prison uniform and noticeably thinner than the last time she appeared before Judge Anita Brody, 74-year-old Betty Shusterman needed the help of a walker to inch her way across the federal courtroom she'd navigated so many times before. Eventually, she sat at the same defendant's table that she occupied during her four-week trial nearly two years...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
With a light rain falling on an empty Lincoln Financial Field, Jonathan Cramer-Cohen - microphone in hand - stood in front of a TV camera, reporting on the Philadelphia Eagles' first preseason game, a 38-31 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. He had the poise of a professional: speaking clearly, enunciating each word, and offering detailed and accurate comments on the...
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
They lived a mile apart growing up in Elkins Park, sharing friends and even being in the same places, but never met. That happened when Bill Kramer and Karen Blum met on a blind date - she a recent graduate of the University of Delaware and he in his first year of law school at the University of Pennsylvania, where...
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A first anniversary for an extended culinary venture
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Chef Matt Becker remembers the first time he asked his boss for schmaltz to make a signature Jewish dish. “I learned a lot of Jewish cuisine through my mother and grandmother,” explains Becker, the chef of Steve Stein’s Famous Deli & Restaurant in Northeast Philadelphia, who grew up not too far from the Krewston Road landmark. “So when I was...
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Sarah Martinez-Helfman's office in the Novacare Complex overlooks the expanse of green field where the Philadelphia Eagles are preparing for the upcoming season. Her room is also cluttered with autographed team memorabilia. Nonetheless, she doesn't want to talk football. During a conversation about her position as executive director of the Eagles Youth Partnership and its work with underprivileged kids, the...
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