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A Refusenik’s Story of Never Giving In

Yosef Mendelevich's memoir Unbroken Spirit, which tells of his life and times as a refusenik in the Soviet Union, begins with a bang, both...
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Sign of the Times

Congregation Melrose B'nai Israel Emanu-El, a Conservative shul in Cheltenham for more than 50 years, is set to move to its new home at...
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‘Writing Matters’ Much in Mideast

JerusalemThe 12-year-old boys sitting in the circle of students chatted comfortably, looking like any two classmates as they spoke about how writing helps them...
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Yeshiva Making a Name for Itself

As spring weather brightened the hallways at Kohelet Yeshiva High School in Merion Station this semester, students raced newly created robots, tinkered on a...
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The Golem at Your Seder?

Now this is one big matzah ball hanging out there. The Golem is the monster mash of all monster tales, a mythological Jewish figure...
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Training His Lens on Philadelphia

Did Eran Kolirin expect a big brass band to trumpet his arrival last week as a visiting scholar at Temple University? No, chuckles the...
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A Kosher Renaissance?

Beyond Citron and Rose, a minor kosher renaissance seems to be brewing around the region. The owners of Max & David's have purchased and...
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Upscale Kosher Eatery to Hit the Main Line

One of the community's best-known day school philanthropists plans to open an upscale glatt kosher restaurant and catering company in Merion this summer with...
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Pa. Bill Aims at Iran’s Energy Sector

Following on the heels of a 2010 statute forcing Pennsylvania's pension funds to divest from companies doing business with Iran or Sudan, a Philadelphia...
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Obama Launches Local Jewish Outreach

With the GOP looking ahead to its April 24 presidential primary in Pennsylvania, President Barack Obama's re-election campaign officially kicked off its Philly Jewish...