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Local News

Moorestown playwright draws on childhood for ‘Marty’s Back in town’

MEET NORMAN SHABEL…

AGE: 75  FAMILY: Wife Arleen, children Lexie and Dan, and 2 grandchildren  FAVORITE PLAYWRIGHT: Neil Simon  FAVORITE PLAY: “Barefoot in the Park”  FAVORITE NOVELIST: Daniel Silva More...

Successful fundraiser for Herzl Hadassah

Herzl Hadassah recently held its successful gift auction fundraiser. More...

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World News

For growing number of Jewish women, single motherhood beckons

NEW YORK—When Emily Wolper broke her engagement six years ago, she promised herself that if the time came when she felt ready to have a child and she was still single, she’d have one on her own.  More...

With Farsi album, Israeli singer Rita finds herself a fan club in Iran

NEW YORK—It’s not every day an Israeli wakes up to an email inbox full of love letters from Iran. Yet they come in droves to the Israeli singer Rita Yahan-Farouz.  More...

In ‘Fill the Void,’ haredi filmmaker Rama Burshtein aims lens inward

TORONTO—On a dark Tel Aviv terrace, a young haredi Orthodox man and a younger haredi woman discuss love and heartbreak. There is tension and animosity, hurt feelings and broken promises. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2  MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB  OF PHILA.  Walking tour of historical Phila. Meet at 10 a.m. in front of Public Ledger building at 6th and Chestnut St. Call Gail at 215-331-8194. More...

Editorial

Israel has a clear right to defend its citizens against Hamas attack

After eight relentless days of Hamas rocket attacks, a cease-fire ending the most recent flareup between Palestinians in Gaza and the Israel Defense Forces appears to be holding—for now.  More...

DRY BONES…

Full Story

The four ‘Cs’ in the community’s approach to the disabled

WASHINGTON—Many years ago, when I bought an engagement ring for my wife, I learned about the four ‘Cs’ in appraising and purchasing diamonds.  More...

Religion Column

Reflecting on the meaning of ‘enough’ as Chanukah approaches

In the Torah portion Vayishlach, Jacob and Esau meet after not seeing one another for 20 years. Jacob prepares for this encounter by sending gifts to Esau. More...

Special Sections

Community rallies to help shore areas hit hard by Sandy

Hurricane Sandy knocked out power at Jodi Ziets’ Cherry Hill home, but when she saw pictures on TV of people who had lost everything, the Temple Beth Sholom member knew she had to help. More...

Mideast

IDF band’s European tour takes nasty turn

THE HAGUE—As they prepared for their annual concert tour of Europe, members of the Israel Defense Forces band probably had little inkling of what was about to hit them. More...

Federation

Lions of Judah hear Festival author

Local Lions of Judah enjoyed an opportunity to share lunch and meet with Alicia Oltuski, (seated at left), author of Precious Objects: A Story of Diamonds, Family and a Way of Life. More...

Eagles Tailgate a great time for YAD

Attendees (from left), Adam David, Scott Levine, Craig Becker and Michael Trantas at the recent Young Adult Division (YAD) Eagles Tailgate Party outreach event. More...

Life Cycles

Birth:

SANCHEZ

Sybil (Kessler) and Joel Sanchez of Jeffersonville, NY, announce the birth of their daughter Hannah Shprintze on Oct. 16, 2012. Hannah Shprintze weighed 6 lb. 12 oz. and measured 21 inches at birth.  More...

B’nai Mitzvah:

ADATH EMANU-EL  SAMUEL LLOYD GREENEBAUM, son of Robert Greenebaum and Francine Siegel, on Nov. 3.  LAUREN CAYLA ROSENBERG, daughter of Dr. Marc and Debra Rosenberg, on Nov. 17.  More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

SYLVIA BEGELMAN, of Marlton, died on Nov. 12. Wife of the late Isadore “Irv” Begelman. Mother of Len (Barbara) Begelman, Marc (Roberta) Begelman and Ross (Debra) Begelman, Esq. Grandmother of seven and great-grandmother of two.   More...

Do It!

Calendar

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28  CONG. BETH TIKVAH  Adult Learners class at 7:30 p.m. Call 983-8090.  KELLMAN BROWN ACADEMY  More...

Kid Stuff

Kid stuff

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2  ADATH EMANU-EL  Chanukah Cradle Roll at 11 a.m. for children ages 2 1/2 through 5 years. Parent must attend with child. RSVP to 608- 1200.  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8  TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM  More...

Kids set for fun at Katz JCC’s Winter Vacation Days

It’s not always easy to find fun activities for children during winter break from school. More...

Columns

No friendship is more comforting than those from our earliest days

SALLY’S WORLD

We were childhood friends. The best kind. Her house was across the street from mine in a Philadelphia neighborhood called Wynnefield. Jackie was the smartest person I ever knew. More...

Bringing calm after the storm to our stricken neighbors at the shore

FAMILY TALK

“Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.”—F. Scott Fitzgerald   Unprecedented. Overwhelming. Unbelievable.  More...

Chanukah books will bring Judaism & joy to children this holiday

LIBRARIANS’ ROUNDTABLE

Books are always the best Chanukah presents! With the holiday just days away, there’s still time to buy—or borrow— holiday stories for your children and grandchildren. More...