Thursday, July 24, 2014 Tammuz 26, 5774
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In Israel, a recent survey showed that 40,000 children - at lease 1.5 percent of the total child population - are victims of parental incompetence, cruelty, neglect or emotional, physical and sexual abuse. However, the problem has existed, along with denial and lack of public awareness, for a much longer time, and led to the founding of ELI in 1979...
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Lori Lowenthal Marcus The world press just could not resist this story: the intolerance of a Jewish Museum of Tolerance! A piece in the Feb. 15 Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the Simon Wiesenthal Center is building a Museum of Tolerance in the center of Jerusalem. Muslim leaders lament that the site being excavated sits on what was once their ancient...
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Burt Siegel
Burt Siegel Many who have no idea who the 18th-century British parliamentarian and essayist Edmund Burke was are probably familiar with his observation that all that is needed for evil to succeed is for good people to do nothing. As the toll of murdered Darfurians in the nation of Sudan rises each day, I can't help think that the world...
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The future of the Ten Commandment tablets now ensconced in the Jewish Community Services Building on Arch Street is quite clear: They'll hang in the Center City foyer for years to come. What remains a mystery, however, is their past. According to the donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, the two white-marble decalogues with gold lettering - about 42 inches...
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Samuel J. Greenblatt recently offered some advice to volunteers and staff working on the 2006 annual campaign of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia: "Remember that what you are doing is important and good," stated the campaign chair. "Believe in what you do, and do it with enthusiasm." Greenblatt, who has an undergraduate degree in business from Temple University and...
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