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Former Philly Duo Creates ‘Sephardic Treasures’

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By Ellen O'Brien When a Spanish soprano met a Jewish jazz bassist in 2013, neither of them imagined where their creative partnership would lead. “I don’t...

Kosher Bakery, Soft Pretzel Maker to Merge

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Benjamin Tehrani and Hakeem Moore already shared an unusual business pairing culturally, so adding another element to the stew certainly doesn’t seem out of...

Couple Connects to Community, One Loaf at a Time

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Ran Betite and Yael Cooperman’s first year in Philadelphia was full of surprises. The couple moved to Queen Village from Tel Aviv in September of...

Joel Spivak Wants Your Old South Street Menus

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Any story about Joel Spivak is necessarily a story about the stories he’s collected. You can’t quite understand Spivak without knowing that he was involved...

Student Hopes to Repair World With Data

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If you’re not careful, you’ll lose the battleground states pretty quickly. Georgia is more up for grabs than you realize, but if you spend too...

Security Officials Reassure Nervous Public Ahead of Election Day 2020

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Brad Orsini wanted to make one thing clear above all during a recent Zoom town hall about security concerns hosted by the Jewish Federation...

Long-Lost Friends From Displaced Persons Camp Reunite After 71 Years

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Cantor Larry Brandspiegel believes everything happens for a reason. It certainly seemed that way when his mother, Philadelphia resident Ruth Brandspiegel, was reunited with a...

Restaurants Brace for Long, Cold Winter

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Winter is coming, and while the past seven months of shutdowns and quarantines have been no picnic for small business owners and their patrons,...

Nationalist Marchers in Kyiv Say Ukraine is Under ‘Occupation’ by ‘Jewish Clan’

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By Cnaan Liphshiz Participants in a nationalist march in Ukraine raised a banner decrying the country’s “occupation and robbery” by a “Jewish clan.” The banner, aimed...

Germany Allocates $662 Million in Emergency Funding for Holocaust Survivors Worldwide

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By Cnaan Liphshiz Germany has pledged an extra $662 million toward helping Holocaust survivors during the coronavirus pandemic. The money will be given out in two...