Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Tammuz 24, 5774

By:
Rachel Levy Lesser, JE Feature
At age 13, Amy Blumenfeld was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease. After 11 months of chemotherapy, the symptoms returned. Her parents took her to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, where they were given two options: try more rounds of chemotherapy, or, as the doctors said, "take a gamble" and allow Amy to be the first adolescent with...
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... and other tunes you won't hear at the neighbor's Bar Mitzvah
By:
George Medovoy, JE Feature
If you're a country-music fan, there's nothing quite like the Grand Ole Opry. When the fiddlers start to play and the square dancers come out on stage, believe me, you just want to stand up and shout. It's all classic Nashville, often called the "Buckle of the Bible Belt," where music and religion have long gone hand in hand. I...
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By:
Aaron Passman, JE Feature
A 12-year-old student at a local Jewish day school has contracted and recovered from what may be the first case of swine flu in Philadelphia's Jewish community. Jay Leberman, headmaster of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School, sent a letter to parents June 5, reporting that a male student at the Robert Saligman Middle School in Elkins Park,...
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By:
Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
It's been a cool spring so far in New England. Of course, that hasn't stopped the azaleas and dogwoods from bursting forth in all their splendor. What a surprise, yet again, that the barren brown of winter can give forth to this riotous color. Though it follows the same pattern year after year after year, I'm still in a state...
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By:
Amy Purdy, JF Feature
This is the fourth article in a Federation series on area day schools. Support for Jewish education is a core priority of the Federation of Greater Philadelphia. Past articles and photos are posted on www.jewishphilly.org on the community page. Students at Stern Hebrew High School, the only Modern Orthodox high school in the Greater Philadelphia area, divide their day equally...
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