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Philacatessen | Sharon’s Granola

In general, I’m not a huge consumer of granola. I always saw it as a lot of calories for something that resembled birdseed. Until last...
David DeRyckere taking a solo during Freedom Song

Jewish Rehab Center Brings Musical to the Main Line

Los Angeles’ Beit T’Shuvah fights addiction the Jewish way: with song, dance and a musical about Passover. It’s all part of the recovery curriculum at...
The Yo-Yos

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...
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....
braided challah and a round challah

Challah for Hunger Expands to Six JCCs Nationwide Including Kaiserman

It’s not in the headlines every day, especially during campaign season, but the numbers are startling: As of 2017, roughly one in eight U.S....
grilled salmon with spinach and two slices of lemon

10 Superstars Packed With Nutrition

I recently subscribed to the Nutrition Action Healthletter, published by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest. It’s the world’s largest-circulation healthy...
Rebecca Richman, Susan Wolfson and Ronda Goldfein, the women behind Safehouse, sit in a conference room

Jews Work to Stem Opioid Abuse Crisis

Three Jewish women enter a nondescript conference room off 12th Street, determined to end Philadelphia’s opioid crisis. Their organization, Safehouse, pledges to operate the first...
Kamel Khalili and Howard Gendelman

Philly Native, Iranian Immigrant Eliminate HIV in Mice

A new treatment has eliminated HIV in mice, according to a study published earlier this month in Nature Communications. The treatment works by tackling the...
Tziona Zellis sitting in a hospital bed with her parents Sheryl and Davis Zellis

Local Woman Holds Onto Faith After Leg Amputation

Tziona Zellis of Langhorne was a typical 19-year-old college student. An active member of Chabad Lubavitch of Yardley, she attended Touro College in New...
Bernie Sanders shakes hands with attendees at the rally against the Hahnemann closure.

‘Human Life Is More Important’: Bernie Sanders Joins Hahnemann Rally

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders was in Philadelphia July 15 to join a rally protesting the closure of Hahnemann University Hospital. “We shouldn’t be talking...