Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774
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The right-hand turn onto Pratt Street at Baltimore's Inner Harbor is one of the more stressful obstacles for the lunch-hour driver desperately looking for parking. A series of stoplights and a slew of merging cars can quickly result in rising blood-pressure rates. Perhaps that's why on Aug. 26, a group of Christians with broad, almost plastic-looking smiles, staked out positions...
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Clad in an olive-green prison uniform and noticeably thinner than the last time she appeared before Judge Anita Brody, 74-year-old Betty Shusterman needed the help of a walker to inch her way across the federal courtroom she'd navigated so many times before. Eventually, she sat at the same defendant's table that she occupied during her four-week trial nearly two years...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
With a light rain falling on an empty Lincoln Financial Field, Jonathan Cramer-Cohen - microphone in hand - stood in front of a TV camera, reporting on the Philadelphia Eagles' first preseason game, a 38-31 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. He had the poise of a professional: speaking clearly, enunciating each word, and offering detailed and accurate comments on the...
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
They lived a mile apart growing up in Elkins Park, sharing friends and even being in the same places, but never met. That happened when Bill Kramer and Karen Blum met on a blind date - she a recent graduate of the University of Delaware and he in his first year of law school at the University of Pennsylvania, where...
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A first anniversary for an extended culinary venture
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Chef Matt Becker remembers the first time he asked his boss for schmaltz to make a signature Jewish dish. “I learned a lot of Jewish cuisine through my mother and grandmother,” explains Becker, the chef of Steve Stein’s Famous Deli & Restaurant in Northeast Philadelphia, who grew up not too far from the Krewston Road landmark. “So when I was...
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