Thursday, May 28, 2015 Sivan 10, 5775

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Hannah Bookbinder, JE Feature
The late August haze has already settled into the air as the sun begins its early-morning rise. The race to pack the family SUV begins. Boxes containing computer components and school supplies -- and suitcases filled with a semester's worth of clothing, underwear and shoes -- are all carefully loaded into the trunk. By 7 a.m., the last plastic grocery...
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Sitting in Moish & Itsy's Deli-Restaurant in Newtown back in the spring, Rabbi Emily Losben-Ostrov, originally of Bucks County, was having a hard time explaining to her parents, Steve and Andrea Losben, the concept of Silly Bandz. (For the record, they are the thin, colorful rubber bracelets that take a variety of shapes and have become popular among elementary-school kids.)...
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Good sports all -- but then, what better way to describe the winners of the 2010 JCC Maccabi Games representing Team Philadelphia? From Baltimore to Denver, Philadelphians raced, held court, danced, and did what they do for love on the tennis court to acclaim and accolades, capturing scores of medals in the process. In Baltimore alone, Team Philadelphia dribbled their...
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Why would anyone make a vacation out of historical sights of torture and death?
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Courtney Reed, JE Feature
I knew I had to go. But I couldn't say why I wanted to travel to Auschwitz, and why I wanted to do it alone. No one in my family had perished in a concentration camp. I have no Jewish heritage. My relatives did not even fight in World War II. But since adolescence, I have been saturated with brutal...
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Passing on the reins of a key community-building program
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The Kehillot, the seven community-building entities throughout the region that stage Jewish festivals, adult learning sessions, soccer leagues, children's storytelling and Israeli Independence Day events, is about to come under new management. The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, which created and for years ran the network, is turning over the program to the Auerbach Central Agency for Jewish Education/ Jewish...
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