Sunday, March 1, 2015 AdarI 10, 5775

Rabbi Sandra Berliner sums up the work she does for the elderly rather simply: "If you can't get to a shul, I'll bring the shul to you." As an employee of Jewish Family and Children's Service, the Melrose Park resident works as a chaplain at the five Federation Housing complexes located throughout Philadelphia. "Being there, I help emotionally, spiritually, and...
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Fred D. Snitzer - JE Feature
The strong stock-market performance during the first month of the year unleashed an avalanche of commentary from prognosticators in the financial community. Peering through their financial magnifying glasses - like geekier versions of Sherlock Holmes - they look earnestly for patterns from the past to help them divine the future. Is there a relationship, they ask, between a good first...
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The "V" is more than "Vendetta": It stands for victory at the box office. And that's familiar turf for its star, whose "Star Wars" history and Oscar nod for "Closer" has her closing in on Hollywood superstardom. Natalie Portman, whose professional career was aced in her early starring role in "The Professional," professes an affinity for her role in the...
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Lynn Nottage is quite the designing woman. For up there, on stage, is the tapestry of her talent, a take on humanity that is a quiltwork on black/Jewish relations as much as it is a civil look at strides in civil rights. Nottage is on intimate terms with the threadlines of "Intimate Apparel": It is all based on the playwright's...
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Although sex and religion are considered by some faiths to be an unholy alliance, Rabbi Dennis Ross feels that, overall, Judaism holds the act in a favorable light. "Sex is not inherently evil," Ross said to about 50 people last week at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park. "At times, sex is a mitzvah." The talk, titled "When Sex...
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