Saturday, January 31, 2015 Shevat 11, 5775
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Anita and Elycia Lerman weren't compelled to rush out and be among the first New Jersey couples to take advantage of the state's new Civil Union law that went into effect Feb. 19. After all, the Lambertville residents have been through the ceremony thing before. Back in 1994, the two women had a religious commitment ceremony-- a wedding, they insist...
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Ryan Teitman
"My culture of origin is in a head-on collision with the rest of the world," Nonie Darwish told the crowd gathered at the Congregations of Shaare Shamayim in Northeast Philadelphia. The Egyptian-born journalist, lecturer and founder of ArabsForIsrael.com , a Web site that supports the state of Israel and Middle Eastern peace, spoke to the congregation on Feb. 26 about...
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Ryan Teitman
Nearly every day, the papers bring fresh news of Sunni and Shi'ite sectarian violence erupting throughout Iraq. While these events are frequent, Westerners -- especially Americans -- find that explanations are scarce, for one simple reason: Few outside the region know much about Islam and its history. To answer some of the myriad questions about the ongoing conflict, the University...
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Ryan Teitman
With the threat of snow in the air this past Sunday, members of Ohev Shalom of Bucks County braved the cold and broke ground on the synagogue's long-awaited expansion of its Richboro campus. After over five years of planning and preparation, Ohev Shalom is now set to build its Irv and Elaine Levin Building. The new construction will expand the...
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Sounding at times more like a rabbi than a man who'd spent his life in the army, the leader of Israel's right-leaning National Religious Party told a Bucks County audience that the Israel Defense Force would, if pressed, strike Iran to eliminate its nuclear capability. And, yes, he suggested that God would play a hand in preventing annihilation. "For Israel,...
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