Friday, August 1, 2014 Av 5, 5774

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It was just a few days before Tisha B'Av, the traditional fast day that commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem, as well as other Jewish tragedies. Rabbi Jeff Sultar told a group of seniors who are adjusting to the recent closing of the Stiffel Senior Center in South Philadelphia that the occasion is also about...
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Perhaps the most significant contribution to the stability of the Jewish camping world over the past five years has come from the combined efforts of the national Foundation for Jewish Camp, Jewish federations, religious movements, synagogues and camps to make attending financially feasible. The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia has increased its allocation of financial aid for camp from about...
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
At age 75, Walter H.G. Lewin ranks as one of the scientific universe's hottest and coolest rock stars. His notoriety comes from elevating solid lecturing at one of the nation's top universities to new heights of enjoyment and enlightenment through Internet outlets such as iTunes and YouTube. The secret to his cybersuccess? Keeping it simple and real, as well as...
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Jill Radwin, JE Feature
For Rabbi Nathan Martin, biking and Judaism go hand in hand. Martin recalls nearly a decade ago stopping at a nearby synagogue in his bike gear to recite the Hallel prayer for Sukkot. He and fellow bikers had pedaled to the shul, lulavs and etrogs in tow. For someone so tied to his bike and his religion, it's no surprise...
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The Pocono Mountains Perched on the edge of a platform 40 feet above the grassy Camp Harlam grounds in Kunkletown, Pa., 13-year-old Jake Lord steels himself for his first plunge down the zipline. Attached to the line next to him, Michael Holzman, a visiting rabbi from Reston, Va., prepares himself for the same inaugural experience. A few minutes later, both...
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