Sunday, April 26, 2015 Iyyar 7, 5775
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Nearly eight years after more than 3,000 people were killed in attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, figuring out how to respond to another such incident has been an ongoing source of worry for many hospitals and law-enforcement departments. While drills and procedures are important, there's little substitute for the actual experience of reacting to a bomb or...
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Aaron Passman, Staff Writer
Cardinal Justin Rigali, archbishop of Philadelphia, paid a rare public visit to the city's Jewish community last week to discuss Pope Benedict XVI's recent trip to Israel, as well as the state of Jewish-Catholic relations in Philadelphia. Rigali, who's held the post since 2003, avoided mention of some of the more controversial topics roiling Jewish-Catholic relations in recent months, such...
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Aaron Passman, Staff Writer
According to directors of area Jewish camps, this summer has so far been much like any other: a mix of outdoor activities during the day, roaring campfires at night, and a hefty dose of Jewish life and learning woven in-between. But there's been one key difference this season: Despite having taken extensive precautions to ensure the health of campers, a...
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Aaron Passman, Staff Writer
Why is this flight different from all other flights? Well, for starters, it's the only direct flight from Philadelphia to Tel Aviv, and it made its maiden voyage there July 1. The US Airways flight was announced just about a year ago, and was debuted with plenty of pomp and circumstance, including balloons, refreshments and a number of airline personnel...
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At 26,800 square feet, the building that houses Suburban Jewish Community Center-B'nai Aaron in Havertown is plenty big. Too big, in fact. With rising gas prices and a membership base that has shrunk considerably, it's simply too pricey to maintain, say synagogue leaders. Now, the congregation that's situated in Delaware County -- not far from the Montgomery County line --...
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