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US congresswoman carjacked at gunpoint in Philadelphia park

US Representative Mary Gay Scanlon was robbed of her automobile at gunpoint in a Philadelphia park on Wednesday, but it is not clear if the attackers knew her identity.

By REUTERS
23/12/2021
Steven Spielberg on the set of "Schindler's List."

Philadelphia official accused of making antisemitic comments resigns

Michael Rashid made antisemitic remarks like calling Schindler's List Jewish propaganda.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
10/12/2021

ALYN Hospital joins with PIM on medical innovation, education, care

The new initiative, known as the ALYN-PIM Health Gateway, will focus on sharing medical technology and expertise.

National Museum of American Jewish History emerges from bankruptcy

The plan also settles a debt with bondholders, including Morgan, who agreed to accept $14 million less than what they were owed. 

By ASAF SHALEV/JTA
04/09/2021

COVID-19: Could vaping make the virus more infectious? - study

The study also found that male mice in particular experienced significantly increased harmful effects when nicotine was added to the vapor.

General overall view of the downtown Philadelphia skyline

Group that removed Israeli food truck from festival apologizes

The Philadelphia group who removed an Israeli food truck from an event has apologized — and vowed to “make up for our mistakes with help from our community.”

By PHILISSA CRAMER/JTA
24/06/2021
General overall view of the downtown Philadelphia skyline

Israeli food vendor removed from Philadelphia event due to 'security risk'

"The Taste of Home" event, which takes place on Sunday, Father's Day, is organized to bring awareness to immigrant own businesses across the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

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Beth Din distances itself from ‘covert missionary’ Jewish status claim

The Orthodox Beth Din of Philadelphia issued a letter noting that a bill of divorce cannot be used to determine Jewish status, as alleged covert missionary Michael Elkohen has asserted.

Team Israel alumnus Sam Fuld brings analytics, people skills to new role

Fuld, who played for Team Israel in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, is hoping he can match some of Amaro’s accomplishments with the Phillies.

By ROB CHARRY/JTA
09/03/2021
Sally Hoberman was a dedicated mother known throughout her neighborhood for her warmth and generosit

Sally Hoberman, 89, fluent Yiddish speaker, passes

“Since she passed away, we’ve had people who grew up in the neighborhood talking about how they always felt welcome coming to our home,” her daughter said.

By SOPHIE PANZER/JTA
03/03/2021
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