Friday, August 1, 2014 Av 5, 5774
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Kol Ami's long-standing legal battle with Abington Township may finally be drawing to a close. On Jan. 18, U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence Stengel heard oral arguments in a dispute that stems back to 1999, when the Reform congregation purchased an 11-acre site in Meadowbrook, hoping to make it its permanent home. In 2001, following a community backlash, the township...
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March 2, 1944. On a relatively slow news day for war time, the front page of The New York Times contained stories about the Allied army holding off the Germans in Italy and the Soviet army taking back territories once captured by the Third Reich. On the next couple of pages, articles highlighted West Point's undefeated basketball season and falling...
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At the Jewish Children's Folkshul in Germantown - a stalwart of secular Jewish culture - the hands kept being raised and the questions kept being asked of Rabbi Binyamin Biber. No matter the religious depth of the query, this is one rabbi who won't invoke the divine; the 44-year-old was ordained in 2001 by the International Institute for Secular Humanistic...
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Though many people were shocked when Hamas - considered a terrorist organization by Israel and by the United States - won last week's Palestinian legislative elections, Morton Klein, national president of the Zionist Organization of America, said he wasn't surprised at all. "We've made a serious mistake by thinking that if you have elections, things will be fine," Klein told...
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As rain teemed down on the roof of Gratz College, those seated in its large auditorium intermittently laughed, murmured and even wiped back tears in response to Marc Levin's acclaimed documentary "Protocols of Zion." More than 600 people watched on Jan. 29 as the film tackled issues of hate and anti-Semitism in post-Sept. 11 America. "We're here to discuss a...
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