Thursday, July 2, 2015 Tammuz 15, 5775

By:
Aaron Passman, JE Staff
Just one year ago this month, as the High Holidays moved forward, the U.S.economy started tumbling backward. At the very moment when many felt the need to be connected to the world around them, the Jewish calendar dictated that they turn off their iPhones and BlackBerries, and disconnect for multiple days of prayer and reflection. The New York Times even...
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By:
Aaron Passman, JE Staff
They said they came back for the knishes -- everything else was icing on the cake. Lipkin's Bakery in the Rhawnhurst section of Northeast Philadelphia reopened Sept. 8, after being shuttered for nearly five months following a fire, but just in time for the expected High Holiday rush. In the early morning hours last Tuesday, customers stopped by sporadically, many...
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By:
Beth Forman Rondinelli, JE Feature
So you're looking for a hot knish in Chester County, and you don't know where to find one? Head on over to JJ Elephant, a new sports Internet cafe and gift shop on 921 Kimberton Road (Route 113) in Chester Springs, only two miles from the Downingtown exit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The cafe, which opened its doors on June...
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By:
Aaron Passman, JE Staff
This was not how Jenny Perkins envisioned life after law school. After years of college -- including earning undergraduate degrees in history and Spanish at Washington University in St. Louis, and getting her law degree at the University of Florida -- Perkins was set to begin her career this fall as a first-year associate at Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll,...
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By:
Dani Passow
Recently, along with 23 other rabbinical students from eight different seminaries, I traveled to Senegal in Western Africa on a service-learning trip under the auspices of American Jewish World Service to volunteer in two remote villages. After arriving at the airport in Dakar, the country's capital, I approached the custom's desk. The clerk looked at me and said, " Je...
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