Sunday, April 20, 2014 Nisan 20, 5774

By:
Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
As part of the 80th-anniversary celebration of Congregation Beth Am Israel in Penn Valley, several original members decided to put on an impromptu performance and belt out a few tunes. Despite the passage of many years, the former students of Beth Am's Hebrew school -- then located in southwest Philadelphia -- still recalled the songs they learned, set to Broadway...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Imagine a "spaceship" so tiny that it could travel through the human body to pinpoint and release drugs to kill cancer cells or use tools to unclog arteries in the heart. It may sound like science fiction, but according to a physicist from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel, the idea lies in the realm of possibility in the...
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By:
Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
Ron Wolfson always enjoys telling the story about a woman he once met while touring different synagogues around the country. He asked her how she'd decided which synagogue to join after she moved to her area. The answer? She chose the only one where someone took the time to say hello to her after the service. Wolfson is a man...
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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
Israeli Sherri Mandell and Philadelphian Dorothy Johnson-Speight live light years away from one another. The color of their skins is different, they follow different religions, they speak different languages. But on Friday afternoon, as participants in Safe Night Philadelphia, these two women shared a long embrace and a deep understanding: Their sons were both killed in brutal, senseless acts of...
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For some Hillel students at Temple University in Philadelphia, their building on North Broad Street is one that has been passed down through the generations. Their parents, for instance, know all about the oven's quirks from way back. The "elders" also recall when certain promises were made -- that a new building for Hillel was going to be built for...
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