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Purim Spiel: All the News That Fits, We Print

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The following stories are part of the Jewish Exponent's annual Purim spiel.

Pa. Jewish Teen Readies for Olympic Trials

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Zoe Skirboll, 16, a Pittsburgh-area high school junior, knows exactly how long she felt like a fish out of water: seven weeks.

Chagall’s ‘Purim’ Journey to Philadelphia

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It takes planning and a little willpower to visit Marc Chagall’s painting “Purim” during the pandemic. You have to reserve a time slot at the...

Pandemic Fashion: Going Beyond the Mask

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In 2020, comfort was key. Elissa Bloom, executive director of the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator, saw the popularity of items like sweatpants, sneakers and leggings skyrocket...

Pandemic Makes Moving a Bigger Hassle

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Betsy Morgan wants to move to Israel in late February or early March, but has had trouble finding someone to sublet her Center City apartment.  She’s...

Knitting Nonprofit Promotes Healing, One Stitch at a Time

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Ellen Rubin knows knitting is often thought of as a hobby for the elderly, but she believes the craft has something to offer everyone. “I...

Elkins Park Trio Helps Seniors Get Vaccines

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For weeks, Danielle Otero clicked on COVID-19 vaccine appointment websites, refreshing pages, to get her relatives lined up for a shot. Even though she was...

Community Briefs: Co-chairs, Kosher Kitchen, Obituaries, More

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The Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation has named Jake Reiter and Matt Pestronk co-chairs of the organization’s board of directors.

Middle Eastern Eatery to Open in Queen Village

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Everything about Keshet Kitchen, a Middle Eastern comfort food restaurant set to open in March in South Philadelphia, is a burst of exuberant color. There’s...

Event Highlights Disability Awareness

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Before the car accident — before two years of rehabilitation in a Jerusalem hospital, before the breathing machine and the wheelchair, before the new...