Thursday, July 31, 2014 Av 4, 5774
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Like many typical ninth-graders, Sam Stern and Alan Hersch relished the chance to ride roller-coasters like Superman Ultimate Flight, Kingda Ka and Nitro while on a day trip to the Six Flags Great Adventure theme park. But the Orthodox teens - dressed in white button-down shirts, black pants and yarmulkes - found themselves riding one coaster again and again: Batman...
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Invoking the Holocaust-related phrase "Never Again," Jewish groups across the region and throughout the country will head to Washington on April 30 to call attention to the ongoing genocide in Sudan. "The entire world has a mandate to stop genocide," proclaimed Ruth W. Messinger, president and executive director of American Jewish World Service, which, along with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial...
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The Jewish Theological Seminary announced Monday their selection of Stanford University professor Arnold M. Eisen to be the flagship Conservative institution's next chancellor. The American Jewish history expert, who serves as the religious studies chair at Stanford, follows longtime chancellor Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, who will step down on June 30. Eisen, in his mid-50s, grew up in the Logan section...
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Michael Magana is well over six feet tall, but due to the tightly packed crowd and large banners obstructing his view, the Drexel University student could barely see the musicians and singers who had crammed onto the small stage. Yet he was clearly enjoying the sound of traditional mariachi music, with its signature guitar strains, as the notes echoed throughout...
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Hadassah Lieberman has never been able to forget her mother's nighttime screams. She recalled sensing - well before her parents ever talked to her about their experiences - that they had undergone some terrifying ordeals. Lieberman, 58 - wife of Connecticut Democratic Sen. Joseph Lieberman, the onetime 2000 vice presidential and 2004 presidential candidate - said that as she grew...
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