Friday, July 11, 2014 Tammuz 13, 5774
(From left) Eric Floyd, Rabbi Howard Hersch, Joan Hersch and Ben James celebrate the completion of a 13-feet-by-6-inch menorah made of Legos at Congregation Brothers of Israel in Newtown. About 180 people helped build the menorah, composed of 60,000 Lego pieces provided by architect Stephen Schwartz, who travels to different congregations to set up the temporary exhibits -- topping it...
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Come January, Mayor-elect Michael Nutter will be the official head of the city. But last week, at a youth conference sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League, he was head of the class -- at least for a half-hour or so. During his lunchtime keynote address, Nutter thanked a group of more than 80 high school students for getting involved with their...
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Shavit Moshe has a lot on his plate. For starters, there's the Israeli native's day job. The 32-year-old -- a one-time soldier who nowadays sports an Eagles cap and a thickening beard, since he says that he doesn't have enough time to sleep, let alone to shave -- is executive chef at the Glendale Uptown Home in Northeast Philadelphia, a...
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When new ownership and management took over at the Golden Slipper Uptown Home in Northeast Philadelphia last year and transformed it into Glendale Uptown Home, part of the reshuffling was a conscious decision to reach out to the Russian-speaking Jewish population. "We want to service the neighborhood, and if you take a look out the window, you see that the...
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Internationally known scholar and author Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller recently gave a lunchtime lecture titled "Marriage in Jewish Law" at the Center City law offices of Allen L. Rothenberg. Heller, who lives in Israel and is a full-time faculty member of Neve Yerushalayim College for Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, presented her insights into halachah, along with the role of secular law,...
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