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Popular Philadelphia Kosher Bakery Closes Its Doors After More Than 50 Years

Hesh’s, a popular bakery in the Rhawnhurst section of Philadelphia, has closed abruptly.

01/13/2014

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Philadelphia Chapter Of Muslim Advocacy Group Sparks Controversy With Appointment Of New Leader

There’s a new leader of the Philadelphia chapter of the country’s largest Muslim advocacy group, and he’s Jewish.

10/23/2013

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Local Synagogue To Host A Public Event To Raise Awareness On An Inherited Cancer Gene

Nearly 1 in 40 American Jews of Eastern European descent carries the BRCA 1 and 2 mutation which increases the risk of certain cancers, including breast and ovarian.

10/05/2013

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84-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Remembers Oskar Schindler On 20th Anniversary Of Film

As the world watched images of families dying from chemical weapons in Syria, a Jewish woman from Boston who survived the Holocaust was asking herself how this could happen again.

09/13/2013

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New Article Sheds Light On The Quest For Long Life

No one has ever found a Fountain of Youth, but today’s search focuses, not in Florida, but our genes.

05/12/2013

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Local Exhibit Looks At Spanish Jewish Culture

An exhibit of Spanish Jewish culture kicks off Sunday at the Gershman Y on Broad Street and there will be a free opening reception on Feb. 21st.

02/16/2013

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Honoring The New Year Of Trees

This week marks the Jewish New Year of Trees. Whether you celebrate it or not, it’s a good reminder to pay attention to the trees where you live.

01/14/2013

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National Museum Of American Jewish History Hosts ‘Annual Day Of Family Fun’

For those who don’t celebrate Christmas, there’s much more to do these days than just a movie and Chinese food.

12/25/2012

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Top Spots For Kosher Food In Philadelphia

If you are needing a well-deserved break from the kitchen, here are some great places to eat kosher around town.

04/04/2012

Curator Judy guston standing near portraits of Maria and Benjamin Gratz (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Rosenbach Museum Uses Blog Post To Solve Portrait Mystery

The acquisition ends a 30 year mystery related to one of Philadelphia’s most prominent Jewish American families.

03/03/2012

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Holocaust Survivor Recounts Liberation On Day Of Remembrance

Michael Herskovitz does not remember everything about his teenage years, but he will never forget the day Nazis forced him from his Czechoslovakia home early one Saturday morning in 1944.

01/29/2012

These young ladies are among about 1,000 teens trying to spin their way into the Guiness Book of World Records. (credit: Jim Melwert)

Jewish Teens Try For New Dreidel-Spinning Record

Nearly 1000 Jewish teenagers teamed up to take at a shot at the record for most dreidels spinning at the same time in the same room.

12/28/2011

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Man Arrested After Making Threats Towards Obama In Olney

A man was taken into custody after using a loud speaker to make threats towards President Obama and people of Jewish descent in North Philadelphia Monday evening.

05/03/2011

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You Don’t Have To Be Jewish To Play A New Internet Game, But It Helps

A new website invites users to decide what is “Most Jewish?”

02/13/2011

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