Friday, April 24, 2015 Iyyar 5, 5775
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Dreams permeate the book of Genesis. From Jacob's nighttime visions of God to his son Joseph's use of dream interpretation in the service of pharaoh in Egypt, the Bible's first book captures the potential transformative power -- and, at times, the paralyzing anxiety -- brought about by the powerful images that inhabit, and often haunt, a mind at rest. Yet...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
David Maggerman is trying to change people's ideas about Jewish day schools -- one family at a time. A parent who glows when speaking about the changes he's seen since his two small children began attending the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School in Wynnewood, Maggerman has offered to help other families pay tuition by donating the money to...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
If the idea helped raise money for the Wachovia Center -- home of the Philadelphia Flyers and the 76ers -- then why not use it to shore up a Jewish community center? That's exactly what motivated JCC Kaiserman director Farrell Borine to institute a new fundraising technique -- selling personalized, inscribed bricks to line the walkway leading up to the...
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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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Renowned attorney, Harvard Law School professor and best-selling author Alan M. Dershowitz said he gets asked about many subjects, ranging from the well-known legal cases he's worked on to politics and, of course, Israel. But when asked during a recent local visit if there's one subject he would like to discuss, but is never asked about in interviews or during...
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