Thursday, October 23, 2014 Tishri 29, 5775

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Lauren Pound Somers, JE Feature
As politicians debated the merits of intelligent design and the war in Iraq earlier this month, kids like Ethan Silver of Blue Bell were more interested in a serious conundrum of their own: Which is tastier, latkes at Chanukah or hamantashen at Purim? The result appeared to be a tie, as Silver and fellow members of the youth choir at...
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More than 200 people turned out Dec. 25 for the "Chanukah on Ice" event at Haverford Skatium, sponsored by Chabad of the Main Line and Chabad Lubavitch of Chester County. In addition to a lot of gliding (and a couple of falls) came the opportunity to make hand-dipped wax candles and witness the lighting of a 5-foot-tall ice menorah.
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A light, freezing rain had driven nearly everyone underneath the protective awning attached to the Independence Mall Visitors Center. Awaiting the kindling of the 37-foot-tall menorah - which sat next to a scene of the three Magi put up by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia - folks began dancing the hora to Chanukah melodies supplied by a nearby keyboardist. Lois Yampolsky,...
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Jordana Jacobs and Bryan Schwartzman
At a time when peace and generosity are the hallmarks of the season, a local community was put to the test when the opposite occurred. After a menorah, part of a holiday display in Cianfrani Park on Eighth and Fitzwater streets in South Philadelphia, was torn down and destroyed Dec. 19, the Bella Vista United Civic Association acted quickly to...
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Conservative Judaism is struggling, according to the 18-year-old leader of its youth group, and it's up to Generation Y to re-energize the 100-plus-year-old movement. Mordy Greenspan, president of United Synagogue Youth, made this assessment Monday night in front of nearly 1,200 of his peers at the group's 55th annual international convention at the Philadelphia Marriott. "The movement," stated the Oceanside,...
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