Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Nisan 16, 5774
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The new director of Temple University's Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Center for American Jewish History hopes to use the organization's resources to raise the level of scholarship and discourse on the subject. It's an initiative Michael Alexander - who was appointed earlier this year, several months after the death of Murray Friedman, the center's first director - predicts will get...
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At a local National Day of Prayer event, where religious tolerance and cooperation were the themes of the day, philanthropist Irvin J. Borowsky announced the creation of a $1 million fund to aid and reward the work of religious leaders who teach pluralism. "We want to recognize those who are dedicated to making a difference by teaching acceptance of the...
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Ever since spending his sophomore semester abroad in Egypt nearly a decade ago, Yis Tigay has dreamed of bringing a part of the Middle East back to Philadelphia. That dream came to fruition in February when he and a business partner opened Shouk, a restaurant in Philadelphia that combines the cultures of Egypt with the tastes of Israel. "There are...
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Al Perloff never intended to ask Geri Richman out. But when his previously scheduled date for the evening called to cancel, he turned to the cashier and bookkeeper at his father's Upper Darby meat market as a viable replacement. "I looked at her in the cash box and said, 'Would you like to go out with me?' She was more...
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Israel possesses the intelligence and capability to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons, according to Efraim Halevy, who served as the head of Israel's intelligence agency, the Mossad, from 1998-2002. "You must assume that we know more than probably many people think we know," said Halevy, who spoke Monday to about 100 people at the law offices of Ballard Spahr...
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