Monday, March 30, 2015 Nisan 10, 5775

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Aaron Passman
It's a 60-mile drive round-trip from Yardley to West Chester, and David Kleinman does it every day, regardless of the price of gas. "Fortunately, I have a four-cylinder manual transmission vehicle," said Kleinman, who works as program manager at Kesher Israel Congregation in West Chester. "Unfortunately, it's a turbo engine, so it requires premium gas. I use up a quarter...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg
When the Pei family, refugees from Myanmar (formerly Burma), arrived at their new residence in South Philadelphia on March 5, they discovered a well-furnished four-room apartment. There were tables, chairs, beds, dressers, a kitchen set and well-stocked cabinets. For Maung Pei and his wife Mi Nge -- who had to flee their homeland nearly two decades ago out of fear...
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Aaron Passman
"The reason the Moral Majority gained traction in the '70s was because religion had no political voice up to that time," said local lecturer Susan Myers, adding that the movement's purpose was "not only to give their people a voice, but to get them to go to the ballot box" to express their religion through politics. Over time, continued Myers,...
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Jared Shelly
Tom Kleinman couldn't help himself. After just a year of hosting the women's professional softball team -- the Philadelphia Force -- at his quaint ballpark in Allentown, Pa., the team was ready to fold. Owner Bill Thompson was facing health problems and needed to sell the team to keep it afloat. Kleinman -- who has worn hats as diverse as...
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In 2001, Peter A. Rafaeli, the honorary consul general of the Czech Republic in Philadelphia, received a call from the Czech consul general in New York, inviting him and his wife to Manhattan to see a video his office was set to screen. The caller knew that the Rafaelis were Holocaust survivors and believed that the subject of the documentary...
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