Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Tammuz 24, 5774
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The current stand-off between Israel and Hezbollah represents the latest round in an escalating cold war between the United States and Iran -- with nothing less than the future direction of the entire Middle East at stake -- according to a former state department official and head of a Philadelphia-based think tank. Harvey Sicherman, president and director of the Foreign...
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In the summer of 2002 -- some 35 years after its founding -- the Reconstructionist movement got into the Jewish camping business. For decades, other religious denominations had considered summer camps vital for developing a strong sense of Jewish identity and inspiring the next generation of leaders. Now, four years after following suit, the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation has officially moved...
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As many as 2,000 people gathered under the midday sun in Center City's Love Park on Monday to demonstrate their support for the State of Israel, as the nearly two-week-old conflict between the Jewish state and Hezbollah raged on, and diplomatic efforts to quell the fighting appeared to intensify. The rally came as roughly 1 million Israelis were sitting in...
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After racing down a ramp on his inline skates, Benjamin Lachower picks up speed, hits a smaller ramp, then sails high in the air, easily clearing a bar held some 9 feet high. "All right, Israel!" says a skating instructor, while his peers holler at and applaud Lachower's performance during an impromptu high-jump competition at Camp Woodward near State College,...
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While Paul Mekler excels in his work as a junior at Northeast High, the Russian immigrant can admittedly use a hand prepping for his SATs, filling out college applications and writing entrance essays. And as part of the Jewish Employment and Vocational Service's Tuttleman/Lasko Youth Summer Internship Program, he receives such assistance free of charge. The internship is part of...
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