Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Av 3, 5774
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Ryan Teitman
Fred Blum rifles through records at the National Archives, the Pennsylvania Historical Society, the Philadelphia Free Library and the Philadelphia City Archives. He scours official Census records. He finds the links that others missed in the nooks and crannies of history. And he puts these sleuthing and research skills to good use as someone who helps the Red Cross reunite...
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It seems that Darfur makes the news on a regular basis these days, but what of other locales in the world's second-largest continent? What of, say, Botswana? Just this month, in fact, a delegation from the sub-Saharan African nation -- including Loeto Mazhani, deputy secretary of Botswana's Ministry of Health; Esther Moaro, the chief nursing officer in the Ministry of...
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Throughout his time with Boy Scouts of America Troop 185, Mike Schatz learned valuable lessons that he now calls upon in everyday life. These include "accepting responsibility, teaching others, being self-reliant and taking a leadership role," relayed Schatz, a 50-year-old who ran a group of radio stations, and now is the executive director of a Harrisburg synagogue. Like many Scouts,...
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Ryan Teitman
On Fridays, the warehouses at A&L Foods are practically bare. Shipments of groceries, refrigerated goods and frozen food -- all kosher -- have been delivered to supermarkets, retail stores, colleges and nursing homes throughout the Philadelphia region. The drivers set out early in the morning, to have their goods delivered well in advance of the Shabbas rush. A&L may be...
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The lyrics to "Am Yisrael Chai" grew louder as the song leaders' folksy guitar strummings became faster, and the voices of more than 1,100 teens from nearly every state in the country -- in addition to nations such as Canada, Germany, Mexico and, not surprisingly Israel -- filled the ballroom of the Marriott Philadelphia Downtown Hotel. The three-day biennial convention...
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