Thursday, May 26, 2016 Iyyar 18, 5776
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
While 46,000 fans were cheering at Citizens Bank Park as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers and earned a trip to the World Series for the second year in a row, Gertrude Stein was just as happy to be watching the game on TV. After Jayson Werth slammed a three-run home run in the first inning to give...
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Some traditions at play at Main Line synagogue
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With a tallit draped over his shoulders and a guitar resting on his lap, Rabbi Ethan Franzel sat, eyes closed and completely still, in the dimly lit chapel at Main Line Reform Temple-Beth Elohim in Wynnewood. At 6:15 a.m. on Tuesday morning, darkness still enveloped the sky; the lights in the rest of the building hadn't even been turned on...
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Aaron Passman, JE Staff
When Karen Krebs-Wellerstein lost her job in May, it came as a sudden shock. For more than six years, she had worked to raise funds from major donors for the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. With her department already shrunk, she thought she was safe. "I was very surprised," said the 55-year-old. But she didn't waste time feeling sorry for...
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Two Republican contenders -- one Jewish and the other a non-Jew with Jewish interests -- are hoping to pull off the upset of a lifetime come Election Day on Nov. 3. In a city where Democrats outnumber Republicans by a 7-1 margin, the last time a GOP candidate sought citywide office, he got 17 percent of the vote. Most pundits...
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Sally Friedman, JE Feature
When he was a sophomore at Harvard majoring in computer science, Tal Ben-Shahar should have been on top of the world. He was doing well academically, he was thriving socially, and he was playing varsity soccer -- but something was off. He was strangely unhappy. So he went to his adviser, as he recently told a capacity audience at Temple...
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