Monday, July 28, 2014 Av 1, 5774

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It’s the electric menorah of the Facebook generation — more than two-dozen applications that smartphone users can download to do just about anything Chanukah related short of eating latkes. Itching to play dreidel? There’s an app for that. Can’t remember whether mom likes milk- or dark-chocolate gelt? There’s an app for that. Ran out of Chanukah candles? Yes, there’s even...
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Match-making for dogs/possible owners? Yes, they canine!
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Tula Batanchiev, JE Feature
It was 7:15 on a Monday morning and Chase Muttley was circling the dining-room table in the Fishbein household, four of the five family members running after the 1-year-old Yorkiepoo. For most families, this would have been an aggravating, if not overwhelming, experience, but Rachel Ezekiel-Fishbein and her husband, Joel, looked at one another and started laughing. "This dog has...
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<div id="articlecontent"><span id="mainContent_lblArticleHtml">The Jenkintown-based Jewish Reconstructionist Federation, the movement&#39;s congregational arm has moved one step closer to merging with the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote. </span> <p><span id="mainContent_lblArticleHtml">Proponents have said that a unified group could better serve synagogues and promote awareness of a distinct brand of Judaism. And the hope is that a restructuring would cut costs. </span></p> <p><span id="mainContent_lblArticleHtml">At...
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Gerda Weissman Klein, a Holocaust survivor with a Narberth-based educational foundation bearing her name, will be honored by President Barack Obama with a Medal of Freedom. Klein, who survived the notorious death march at the end of World War II and married her American liberator, has "spoken to audiences of all ages and faiths around the world about the value...
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Rachel Vigoda, JE Feature
Carpenter David Campbell originally wanted to name his new business "From Sperm to Worm." But decorum prevailed. Still, the rejected name, eventually replaced with "The WoodsMyth" ( www.thewoodsmyth.com ) , does do a good job summing up the man's calling: He creates unusual wood items for every step in the life cycle, from cradles to his most popular item, caskets...
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