Saturday, July 26, 2014 Tammuz 28, 5774

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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
When 9-year-old Quinn Hovey stood behind home plate at Citizens Bank Park ready to catch the ceremonial first pitch, his parents could not help but be overjoyed. Sure, it was a rush for his father, Lonnie, to stand on the field before the Phillies took on the Washington Nationals on July 25 -- just inches from pro ballplayers -- but...
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As he ate a continental breakfast at a hotel on City Avenue, Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury sounded a deep laugh, one distinctly tinged with bitterness, when asked if his home nation of Bangladesh has anything resembling American "double jeopardy" laws. Choudhury -- who several weeks ago made his first visit to the United States, including a stop in Philadelphia --...
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heir ice cream establishment is 100 percent kosher
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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
At first glance, "Just Chill" looks like any another neighborhood ice cream joint. Mango, cherry and lemon water ice flavors tempt patrons with their cool, slushy texture. Groups of children wait anxiously for cones of creamy soft serve. Teens congregate on benches out front. The difference? A small sign in the window reading "Everything 100 Percent Kosher." "Just Chill," which...
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Jared Shelly, JEFeature
For 9-year-old Noah Brinton, helping his father fill a shopping cart with pencils, erasers and notebooks at the Staples store in Narberth can mean only one thing. "Going back to school!" announced the boy, who will enter the fourth grade in September. The back-to-school shopping season is in full swing, and while it may not rival the December rush, stores...
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Offering somewhat vague promises about making city government more open and more willing to work with social service agencies, a confident Michael Nutter, the Democratic nominee for Philadelphia mayor, met last week with representatives from a number of Jewish organizations. At the Aug. 9 meeting held at the Jewish Community Services Building in Center City, the former city councilman --...
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