Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Av 2, 5774

Joshua Runyan

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Don't Call Us; We'll Call You! Tracking down most people is as simple as looking up a phone number. All that's required is a quick shuffle through the White Pages or a few keystrokes on an Internet search engine, and the home telephone of John Q. Public comes into focus. Concerned that the same could become the order of the...
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A first anniversary for an extended culinary venture
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Chef Matt Becker remembers the first time he asked his boss for schmaltz to make a signature Jewish dish. “I learned a lot of Jewish cuisine through my mother and grandmother,” explains Becker, the chef of Steve Stein’s Famous Deli & Restaurant in Northeast Philadelphia, who grew up not too far from the Krewston Road landmark. “So when I was...
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For years, Christian conservatives have pushed for the resumption of school prayer, once a figure of public education in America but banned in the 1960s by the Supreme Court as unconstitutional. At the same time, Jewish organizations, concerned over proselytizing on school grounds, have been just as vehement in their demands that religion stay far away from the schoolhouse. Now,...
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A black sedan rolled along Lancaster Avenue past rows of protesters and turned slowly, almost unnoticeably, into the parking lot in front of the Barnes & Noble bookstore in Bryn Mawr. But not completely - political activist Lani Frank glimpsed the vehicle, and then paused from her shouts out front to reflect on what may be the most closely watched...
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Hill Bill Seeks to Boost Agency Security Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) earned the praise of Jewish groups last month after the Senate passed the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2006. The massive funding bill, which the Senate approved on July 14, contains $25 million earmarked for nonprofit agencies to improve their security. Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) and Specter...
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