Sunday, August 30, 2015 Elul 15, 5775
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Aaron Passman
"The reason the Moral Majority gained traction in the '70s was because religion had no political voice up to that time," said local lecturer Susan Myers, adding that the movement's purpose was "not only to give their people a voice, but to get them to go to the ballot box" to express their religion through politics. Over time, continued Myers,...
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Jared Shelly
Tom Kleinman couldn't help himself. After just a year of hosting the women's professional softball team -- the Philadelphia Force -- at his quaint ballpark in Allentown, Pa., the team was ready to fold. Owner Bill Thompson was facing health problems and needed to sell the team to keep it afloat. Kleinman -- who has worn hats as diverse as...
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In 2001, Peter A. Rafaeli, the honorary consul general of the Czech Republic in Philadelphia, received a call from the Czech consul general in New York, inviting him and his wife to Manhattan to see a video his office was set to screen. The caller knew that the Rafaelis were Holocaust survivors and believed that the subject of the documentary...
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Slightly more than a year after Congregation Brothers of Israel traded an urban New Jersey address for a suburban one in Pennsylvania, the Conservative congregation has celebrated its 125th anniversary with a gala dinner. The major milestone, reached last month, presented an opportunity for members to look back at its long history in Trenton and consider its future in Newtown,...
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Aaron Passman
A $100,000 grant means more than just a name change for the Temple Association of Retired Persons. The Temple University lifelong learning organization was recently awarded a grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation, a San Francisco entity named for a Jewish resident of that city and dedicated to the preservation of lifelong learning programs. In 2006, Forbes ranked Osher, a...
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