Friday, August 26, 2016 Av 22, 5776
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There is something both intimidating and transcendent about being in the physical presence of a book that was printed in the 15th century.
A new discovery by Israeli and German researchers could be the key to stop the spread of melanoma, the deadliest kind of skin cancer.
Jon Marks | JE Staff
At just after 7 a.m. on Aug. 17, their 10-hour ordeal of a flight finally concluded, 233 weary soon-to-be new citizens of Israel staggered off the El Al charter. They couldn’t possibly have imagined what they were in for next.
Rachel Kurland | JE Staff
The Endowment Fund for School Choice announced its decision to raise $40 billion for Jewish day schools.

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The teens representing Team Philadelphia at the 2016 Maccabi Games could give Usain Bolt a run for his money.
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For these 233 weary soon-to-be new citizens of Israel, making aliyah was the "easiest decision"
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RT : Thanks for this evocative article about our 1482 Bologna Pentateuch, conserved by !
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A new discovery by Israeli and German researchers could be the key to stop the spread of melanoma.
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. received a $325,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for an upcoming exhibit.
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RT : . shares the launch of an initiative to make all Jewish day schools more affordable
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The new Israeli American Council - IAC Philadelphia will be the organization's 10th regional office.
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RT : Thanks for the great write up on our event: Interfaith Summit to Educate About Jewish Life for All
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Flip through this week's issue here:
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The Endowment Fund for School Choice aims to raise $40 billion for Jewish day schools — yes, billion.
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Bruce Frank is set to open the newest attraction in Philadelphia: Revolutions.
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Editorial: "The world needs to know whether charitable dollars and human resources...were instead diverted Hamas."
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In the high dudgeon of summer, nothing beats a cold soup. New on Philacatessen:
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Speculation has arisen around the details of a 10-year defense deal between the U.S. and Israel.
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Kohelet Foundation will soon begin accepting entries for six $36,000 awards to be distributed among Jewish educators
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Yair Lapid, the Israeli newsman-turned-politician, says the United Nations has an obsession with Israel.
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Hearing loop to be installed at the Jewish Community Services Building as part of twins' B’nai Mitzvah project.
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“We are indeed very proud...His talent is of great value for the artistic education of our students!” said faculty.
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Remembering Judge Norma L. Shapiro, a "trailblazer" for women in the legal profession
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"I believe one path for our own spiritual quests can be discovered in Tigay’s word: undivided."
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Ask Miriam: Losing a mother to the motherland
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Hear, hear to this B'nai Mitzvah project that will install hearing loops in the Jewish Community Services Building.
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Joshua Dukeman, founder of , creates custom pieces in an era of mass production and big businesses.
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Have overripe fruit that you're not sure what to do with? Don't toss it — bake it. Try this peach recipe to start:
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Dr. Ralph Mezrow passed away at 96, leaving behind not only a loving family but a legacy of satisfied customers.
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