Monday, September 1, 2014 Elul 6, 5774
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The scheduled presence of Hanan Ashrawi, a one-time Palestinian Authority spokesperson and now current member of the Hamas-dominated Palestinian Legislative Council, at a small meeting of Philadelphia Jews this Saturday has raised the eyebrows of communal professionals and national analysts. The lunchtime gathering - to be held at a private home in Germantown - precedes by a few hours a...
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Way back in the early days, just arriving at Philmont Country Club - located in what was then the underdeveloped suburb of Huntington Valley - could prove to be a chore. "To get here was a problem," recalled 83-year-old Robert Rosenau, a longtime member of the club who served on the board for more than 50 years. "There were very...
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The Jewish Publication Society is helping to bring books from the past very much into the future. The organization is digitizing its Hebrew Bible and related biblical titles to create the JPS Digital Bible Collection, accessible through a free online Web-based portal. In addition to text, the Web site will feature relevant commentaries and biblical legends released by JPS over...
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Over the course of the past year, anti-Semitic incidents in eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware increased by 26 percent, according to a report released this month by the Anti-Defamation League. The regional increase - from a total of 69 reported anti-Semitic incidents in 2004 to 87 in 2005 - contrasted with national figures, which saw a decline from the nine-year high...
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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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