Monday, May 4, 2015 Iyyar 15, 5775

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Ryan Teitman
Over at the 776 apartments of the Philadelphian -- across the street from the city's art museum -- a group of men and women has decided that they will lead the building's crusade for a greener tomorrow. Residents began the "Philadelphian Goes Green" program shortly after a screening at the apartment house of An Inconvenient Truth , former vice president...
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Even as supporters of Planned Parenthood of Southeast Pennsylvania sipped their fashionable cocktails and sampled spring rolls at a recent fundraiser for the organization, an undercurrent of palpable anger managed to bubble up every so often to disrupt the festive atmosphere. That's because the organization's 11th Annual Spring Gathering -- held May 1 at the Academy of Natural Sciences on...
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Ryan Teitman
Residents at the nursing home call Doris Grossmann by many names: the "Shabbas lady," the "challah lady." Some call her "rabbi." She always replies back to them that she's not a rabbi, only a teacher -- a vocation she's held for her entire adult life. Their response: "You are our rabbi." Grossmann volunteers as a parachaplain at Saunders House, a...
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For the past 15 years or so, the Torah scroll at Beth Chaim Reform Congregation has been shuttled back and forth between the synagogue's various meeting spots -- which have included a barn, a college Catholic center and several public school buildings, among other locations. Its temporary "home" -- if you can actually call it that -- has most recently...
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Abuelgesim Mohamed, a 47-year-old Darfuri native, blames the continuing genocide in his homeland on a slew of false promises: wrangling inside the United Nations, the Abuja peace agreement, even President George Bush's "not on my watch" declaration. But marching arm-in-arm with fellow Darfurians down Market Street on Sunday, Mohamed said that the commitment of one group in particular has been...
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