Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774
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At a time when most college students were just vegging out and gorging themselves on home cooking before heading back to school, five University of Pennsylvania students spent part of their winter vacation much differently. The students traveled to Biloxi, Miss. - about 90 miles east of New Orleans - on New Year's Day as part of a national Hillel...
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The Dec. 20 federal-court decision ruling that the teaching of intelligent design is unconstitutional may not have the far-reaching authority of a U.S. Supreme Court decision, but the lead attorney who successfully opposed the Dover Area School District's efforts believes the case has significantly shifted the ongoing debate concerning the teaching of evolution in public schools. "It certainly doesn't control...
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Carin M. Smilk, JE Feature
Oprah and Dr. Phil notwithstanding, 'tis the season to be blue. With the dead of winter officially here, the lights of the menorah fading from view and all those gift bills starting to pile up, it could just about take the happy right out of the holidays. Couple that with the stresses of work, family and the shuffle of everyday...
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Jordana Jacobs and Bryan Schwartzman
At a time when peace and generosity are the hallmarks of the season, a local community was put to the test when the opposite occurred. After a menorah, part of a holiday display in Cianfrani Park on Eighth and Fitzwater streets in South Philadelphia, was torn down and destroyed Dec. 19, the Bella Vista United Civic Association acted quickly to...
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Barbara Boxer, California's junior Democratic senator, came to town earlier this month with one stated purpose in mind: to promote her new book. But when given the opportunity, the chief deputy Democratic whip urged those in attendance at a Dec. 8 breakfast event that Pennsylvania's junior Republican senator must be beaten at all costs. After reading from A Time to...
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