Tuesday, December 6, 2016 Kislev 6, 5777

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Ann Rappoport, JE Feature
Dan Gottlieb described it as "the most excruciating pain" he'd ever felt. He wasn't referring to the physical agony of his broken neck, or to the terrible brace that kept his head nearly locked to his chest for six months, or to the many times his devastating injuries nearly brought him to death's door. The pain Gottlieb referred to was...
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For decades, the Anti-Defamation League has opposed school vouchers on the grounds that such a policy could dent the wall separating church and state by steering public dollars toward religious schools. But now, lay leaders in Philadelphia are leading the charge for the influential national organization, which has long advocated for strict church-state separation, to reverse course. The argument, according...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
If you spent this past Sunday gearing up for the Flyers' 6-0 rout of the Canadiens in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, then you were focused on perhaps the weekend's second most competitive athletic competition. The top slot? The honor goes to a much younger bunch -- more than 500 strong -- between the ages of 10 and 12, all of...
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Proponents of a proposed Hebrew-language charter school in Philadelphia have been working to drum up interest by holding informational meetings and putting advertising in the Jewish Exponent and other publications. But despite some early claims that the school would be set to open in September, it appears likely that the institution won't be up and running at least until the...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
"Somebody's looking out for me upstairs," Jay Furman cheerfully declared as he pointed upwards. Needless to say, the 98-year-old wasn't talking about the folks who manage the Center City senior living facility where he lives. Whether it's due to a healthy lifestyle or a far greater power, Furman once again led the procession of alumni at the University of Pennsylvania...
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