Thursday, September 3, 2015 Elul 19, 5775

By:
Jan L. Apple, Jewish Exponent Feature
Jewish tradition teaches that "if you save one life, it is as if you have saved an entire world." It certainly mattered for Missy Stein. "One person can make a difference," said Stein, a seven-year survivor of breast cancer and event co-chair with Nancy Selarnick of "The Power of One." This recent luncheon and fundraiser sponsored by the Sisterhood of...
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Rachel Levy Lesser, Jewish Exponent Feature
Julie Edelman, known to many women across the country as "The Accidental Housewife," says it's time for fellow housewives to understand that they are good enough and are doing the best they can. Her latest book, The Ultimate Accidental Housewife, is a humorous "Guide to a Clean-Enough House," and provides housewives with out-of-the-box advice, such as strategically placing a get-well...
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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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