Friday, October 31, 2014 Heshvan 7, 5775

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Jennifer A. Katz, JE Feature
An evening tryst in June has added another wrinkle to the high-profile vehicular homicide case of Jewish restaurateur Susanna Goihman, charged with the hit-and-run death of 15-year-old Philadelphia resident Kayla Peter. Testimony surfaced earlier this month regarding an alleged affair with fellow Jewish restaurateur Alberto DelBello, who may now face legal issues of his own. Following a grand-jury indictment on...
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Jan L. Apple, JE Feature
The beauty and warmth of Shabbat stretched across an entire geographic region when a monthlong community initiative "Let's Celebrate Shabbat Across Bucks County" was observed at 12 area synagogues throughout September. While each participating congregation (Reform, Conservative and Reconstructionist) tailored programming to fit particular needs, the end result yielded what it had intended - the creation of family-oriented activities that...
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Jack Cohen was on hand in the parking lot of Genuardi’s in Wynnewood Sunday to help pack toys, books and nonperishable food for victims of Hurricane Katrina. The event was sponsored by Young Judaea’s “Caravan 4 Katrina” — which is sending 10 rigs to the Gulf Coast — and the Kehillah of Lower Merion.
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
After years of practicing his moves and refining his specific technique, Jake Wischnia, 16, should have been eagerly anticipating his first international fencing match, just hours away. Instead, he was panicking. The airline that had taken the Wyncote native all the way to Budapest, Hungary, had also lost his fencing equipment. He was left with nothing: no helmet, no padding,...
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Back in 1955, the Soviet Union and the spread of communism constituted America's greatest threats overseas. Concerned that the country's policy-makers did not have a clear, long-term approach to what he rightly believed would be a projected conflict, University of Pennsylvania professor Robert-Strauz-Hupe established the Foreign Policy Research Institute. A half-century later, FPRI remains in Philadelphia, although its focus has...
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