Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Tammuz 24, 5774
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For the first time in years, Philip Goldsmith is taking it easy. The 60-year-old, who on April 1 (no fooling!) stepped down after 26 months as the city's managing director, and was dubbed "Mr. Fixit" in a Philadelphia Inquirer editorial, is spending time trying to shed "20 pounds of stress" and catching up on missed time with his three grandchildren...
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Needlework group makes charity a point
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Ruth Heiges, JE Feature
Suppose you want a new tzedakah box. Do you head for the nearest synagogue gift shop, contact the Jewish National Fund and have them send you a new blue pushka, or get a kit and needlepoint one? Arlene Spector thinks we’re spoiled for choice in the Greater Philadelphia area. And although she recognizes that “Option C” strikes most people as...
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A measure of calm has returned to the 7800 block of Bustleton Avenue; employees of the Golden Slipper Health and Rehab Center, a Jewish nursing home in Northeast Philadelphia, laid down their picket signs and agreed to go back to work. The six-day strike ended on July 6, when, late in the afternoon, negotiators for District 1199C of the National...
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Returning from the violence-ravaged province of the Sudan known as Darfur, a Philadelphia doctor who received his medical training in Israel is holding out little hope that the hundreds of thousands of refugees there will be able to return to their villages and resume a normal life anytime soon. "The sad thing is that while I was there, things got...
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While at his winter home in Coconut Creek, Fla., last year, Meyer Markowitz read a small article in the local Jewish paper, about a 14-year-old girl performing mitzvahs that inspired him to take up a new hobby with his newfound retired time. "I figured if a 14-year-old could do it, why should I not be able to do something comparable?"...
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