Saturday, April 19, 2014 Nisan 19, 5774

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The staff of the Jewish Exponent took a number of awards for their work as city, state and national organizations honored the best journalism published in 2005. "Down to Earth," the Exponent's series on Jewish environmentalism won first place honors in two state competitions: a Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Keystone award for best series and a Pennsylvania Society of Professional Journalists...
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Though as a boy Sidney Karpo sang in his South Philadelphia Hebrew school's junior choir - and was well aware that he had a considerable voice - he never dreamed of being a cantor. Actually, it was his wife who convinced him to do it. "I could have been anything," said the 78-year-old. "My wife is a very musical person,...
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While two large men wrapped in towels sit and sweat in the 182-degree heat, a Southampton Spa worker enters the sauna area, opens a metal oven door and splashes peppermint laced water onto a mass of hot rocks. The flavorful steam wafts around the room and in between the wooden benches, adding a touch of spring to what seems like...
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By sculpting a raised arm emerging from a solid piece of marble, Jennifer Goldberg sought, through her art, to stress resistance rather than suffering. "When you see a lot of the Holocaust, it's people being victims," said Goldberg, 16, who just finished her sophomore year at Akiba Hebrew Academy in Merion Station. "I was trying to show something that represented...
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Rachel Pomerance, JE Feature
JERUSALEM — One anecdote relaying Israel's transformative power on a young Jew's identity might not convince you. But with 100,000 under its belt, Taglit-Birthright Israel appears to be a proven formula. Launched in 2000 as a five-year pilot program funded by world Jewish communities, the Israeli government and 14 philanthropists, the organization that brings 18- to 26-year-old Diaspora Jews on...
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