Monday, July 14, 2014 Tammuz 16, 5774

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For Philip Cohen, it all started with his mother's tzedakah box. The 67-year-old businessman and book publisher recalls watching her stash a little bit away in a Hadassah pushka almost every day during his childhood. That image, more than anything else, brought home the importance of giving to Jewish causes, he said. Now, Cohen and his wife, Marcia, who reside...
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Aaron Passman
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof has made a name for himself by visiting and writing about some of the world's worst places. But though he spends most of his time reporting on genocides, famines, warlords and more -- and has won a pair of Pulitzer Prizes in the process -- Kristof took a slight detour this week to study...
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As cantorial program closes, many lament the end of an era
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Cantor Arlyne Unger readily sings the praises of the Jewish education she received at Gratz College. The 55-year-old, who serves in the dual roles of education director and chazzan at Beth Tikvah B'nai Jeshurun, a Conservative synagogue in Erdenheim, started out studying at Gratz's Hebrew high school as a teen. She also took undergraduate courses at the college and, years...
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First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a quandary in a baby carriage
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"Hailey and Hunter and Rachel and Ryan, Tessa and Tyler and Britney and Brian, Sarah and Samuel and Jordyn and James, these are a few of those favorite ... " Names. Everyone's got one, like a badge of honor doled out at home or in the hospital, and stuck right on you until the day a marker bears that out...
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Aaron Passman
Unlike the stereotype for many her age, 17-year-old Julia Straus isn't a Facebook junkie, though that's not to say she doesn't use it. While she logs on to the social networking site to follow friends and "fan pages," Straus primarily navigates the site for the purposes of her youth group, MaLTY, at Main Line Reform Temple (where her father, David,...
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