Saturday, August 1, 2015 Av 16, 5775

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Rita Charleston, Jewish Exponent Feature
These days, Bermuda is in a festive mood, celebrating the 400th anniversary of its founding. The small but active Jewish community on the island is also feeling joyous, because, for the first time in 200 years, it has a building in which it can hold services, events and house its own Hebrew school. This development all stems from the fact...
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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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... and other tunes you won't hear at the neighbor's Bar Mitzvah
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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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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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With two major Jewish agencies in the area planning to merge, the question becomes: Will it be a perfect match or simply a marriage of convenience? Leaders of both the Auerbach Central Agency for Jewish Education and the Jewish Outreach Partnership -- currently situated in adjacent buildings on the Mandell Education Campus in Melrose Park -- are certainly banking on...
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