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Richard J. Fox in 1983

Real Estate Developer Richard J. Fox Dies at 92

  Richard J. Fox, a prominent real estate developer, entrepreneur, political activist and philanthropist, died at his home on Feb. 9. He was 92. The Fox...
Ari Goldstein

Split Verdict in Trial of Former AEPi President

  Ari Goldstein, the former president of Temple University’s Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity, received a split verdict in his trial this week. He was found guilty...
William Steerman

Maccabi USA Legend Bill Steerman Dies at 86

William “Bill” Steerman, a longtime Philadelphia attorney who was among the chief architects of Maccabi USA, died Fed. 5. He was 86. Steerman grew up...
Valery Ryvkin

Community Briefs: Opera Conductor Dies, Incident Under Investigation

Former Temple Opera Conductor Valéry Ryvkin Dies at 59 Valéry Ryvkin, who served as conductor of Temple Opera at Temple University from 2012-19 and was...
Fish on a plate

CookNSolo Opens Israeli Grill Restaurant, Laser Wolf

When Michael Solomonov, Steve Cook and Andrew Henshaw were trying to come up with a name for their new Israeli grill restaurant — traditionally...
Kal Rudman

Kal Rudman to Sell FMQB Music Industry Mag

Kal Rudman started publishing Friday Morning Quarterback, his music industry trade magazine, out of his basement in 1968. And after more than 50 years, Rudman...

Man Shouted Anti-Semitic Comments Inside House of Kosher

The Philadelphia Joint Terrorism Task Force is investigating an incident from Jan. 26 where a man was reported to have allegedly shouted anti-Semitic comments...
President Truman and Chaim Weizmann with the gifted Torah, 1948 .

‘Truman Torah’ Reunited with Original Owner at NMAJH

It had been over 70 years since Rabbi Ezra Finkelstein, 92, had last seen his Torah. But on Jan. 30, Finkelstein’s Torah, diminutive in...
Ben Zauzmer

Philly Faces: And the Oscar (Prediction) Goes to … Ben Zauzmer

There’s much fun to be had in arguing about who should win an Academy Award. “Joker” or “Little Women” for Best Picture? Quentin Tarantino...
Rabbi Elyse Wechterman

Community Briefs: NMAJH, Maccabi, Einstein and More

Local Rabbi Visits Guatemala Rabbi Elyse Wechterman, executive director of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association, was among 14 Jewish leaders who visited Guatemala for a week...