Thursday, July 10, 2014 Tammuz 12, 5774

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Jared Shelly, Jewish Exponent Feature
Sixty years ago, there was a center on the Overbrook High School basketball team wowing the crowds and breaking Philadelphia scoring records with his dominating play inside. No, it wasn't Wilt Chamberlin, the 7-foot, 1-inch monster who would become one of the greatest players in the National Basketball Association. He came later. A few years earlier, in 1947, one of...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg
After a 10-month national search, the board of trustees of the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf has tapped Larry S. Taub as the 15th head of school, succeeding Joseph E. Fischgrund, who will retire after 21 years at the helm. Taub, who is Jewish, is the first deaf individual in 186 years to head PSD in Germantown. Along with Taub's...
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Aaron Passman
"If you cut my legs off, I'm still going." These words were attributed last week to Michael Levin, a former Bucks County resident and Gratz College student who died in 2006 while fighting in Lebanon with the Israeli Defense Force. Levin, who served with Ariel Sharon's former unit, was the only American-born IDF soldier to die in the war. As...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg
Four Temple University students accused of using anti-Semitic language in an assault on a Jewish male on the North Philadelphia campus earlier this year were ordered to stand trial during a preliminary hearing held April 29. The hearing was originally scheduled for March 4, but was postponed after defense attorneys requested more time to review documents and prepare their arguments...
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Jewish agencies that rely heavily on state funding to provide social services are concerned that what they contend is a broad government strategy to "level fund" certain sectors -- in order to bolster other programs -- will leave them scrambling to meet costs. JEVS Human Services, the Abramson Center for Jewish Life, and the Jewish Family & Children's Service of...
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