Thursday, July 10, 2014 Tammuz 12, 5774

Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg

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In one poem, acclaimed Yiddish poet, singer and songwriter Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman uses nature references to recall her childhood. One line goes as follows: "I've come such a long way." And that she has. Schaechter-Gottesman, 87, a Holocaust survivor, recounted not just her own journey during a recent event in Elkins Park, but that of the language and culture she uses...
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Rabbi Steven A. Saks of Adath Zion Congregation in Northeast Philadelphia teaches a Jujitsu class to youths and adults on Wednesday evenings at the JCC Klein Branch. Saks, 32, has a black belt and is a certified instructor in the Japanese martial art. The Northeast Philadelphia resident explained that Jujitsu teaches self-defense, emphasizes physical fitness and encourages self-confidence -- better...
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It was the morning of Nov. 26, 1956. Students at Abington High School filed into the building and, after a stop at their lockers, headed directly to their homeroom classes. During the homeroom period every day, a student would recite 10 verses from the King James version of the Bible over the loudspeaker for all to hear. A recitation of...
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The Jewish Relief Agency now has a new place to store and sort the thousands of cans and boxes of food it hands out each month to low-income Jewish families in the Philadelphia area. On Nov. 29, the JRA moved into a new warehouse at 10980 Dutton Road, at the corner of Comly and Dutton roads in the Northeast, reported...
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Children can learn the real meaning of money in a special eight-day course
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Chanukah raises some interesting questions, such as "Who gets to light the chanukiah tonight?" "Who wants to play dreidel?" or "Who will eat the burned latke?" But with each passing year, the holiday seems to have moved away from those traditions, and become increasingly centered around gift-giving -- and with that, the bigger and more expensive the gift, the better...
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