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Old City Jewish Art Center Exhibit Demystifies Infertility

For something that affects nearly one in eight couples, infertility is far too often misunderstood. So goes the thinking of Elizabeth Walker and Maria Novotny,...

Villanova Names First Ever Chair in Jewish Law

In 1842, two friars from the Order of St. Augustine founded Villanova University on a plot of land in Radnor Township. A private university,...
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Local Girl Fundraises to Buy Wheelchair for Israeli Pen Pal

When Elie Klein describes ALEH, he can’t help but plagiarize. But he insists it’s for a good cause. “I know that Walt Disney coined the...
Andras Szekely with greeting cards that feature his photos

Homeless Photographer, IDF Veteran Seeks the American Dream

It’s October on the Main Line. For most around here, the autumnal dip in the mercury is something to be cherished. Prep football games, hayrides...
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Yo-Yo Sisterhood Fights Cancer By Sewing

Eight local women have come together to fight juvenile cancer — and the attendant emotional toll it takes on families — the best way...
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A Matter of Taste: ‘The Jewish Cookbook’

It’s a bit funny to review a cookbook, isn’t it? It is, in the truest sense, a matter of taste. And in cooking for...
Randi Jacobs and her mother, Ann Director

‘I Am So Grateful That I Am Still Here’: Woman Reflects on Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is one of deadliest forms of cancer in the United States, with less than 10% of those diagnosed surviving past five years....
Cantor Lynn Torgove leads vocal warmups with Kol Arev

The Cantorate’s Future Is Bright at Hebrew College

NEWTON CENTRE, MASSACHUSETTS — On a bright Monday morning, about 10 miles west of Boston, a group — mostly rabbis and cantors in training...
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Gunman Kills 2 in Attack Near German Synagogue, at Kebab Shop

By Ron Kampeas, Toby Axelrod / JTA Two people were killed by a gunman who opened fire near a synagogue during Yom Kippur services and...
Rabbi Bec Richman writes holy texts at a desk

The Growing Ranks of Female Scribes

It was never inconceivable that Linda Coppleson would be doing this. At least to her, anyway. Coppleson, 69, grew up in a shul dedicated to...