Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Av 2, 5774
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Jan L. Apple, JE Feature
The beauty and warmth of Shabbat stretched across an entire geographic region when a monthlong community initiative "Let's Celebrate Shabbat Across Bucks County" was observed at 12 area synagogues throughout September. While each participating congregation (Reform, Conservative and Reconstructionist) tailored programming to fit particular needs, the end result yielded what it had intended - the creation of family-oriented activities that...
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The construction of an eruv - a symbolic barrier surrounding an area within which observant Jews are halachically permitted to carry things outside of their homes on Shabbat - has for years been a dream of many in Center City. And now that Mayor John Street has signed into law a City Council ordinance approving the eruv, the only apparent...
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
Being on Bala Cynwyd Middle School's soccer and basketball teams, playing the guitar and "just hanging out with friends" are among 13-year-old Amy Blum's favorite activities. However, it is just as likely that this teen can be found packing and helping deliver food to Jews in need for the Jewish Relief Agency, a project of Chabad Lubavitch, or the Mitzvah...
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Never mind that surrounding them were hundreds of photos and exhibits dedicated to freedom and diversity, both here and abroad. The people gathered at the National Liberty Museum in Center City on Sunday were focused on one person in particular - a man who fought for peace in the Middle East, and who died for it as well. In a...
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As rifts start to expand among mainline Protestant churches over the question of divestment from Israel, cracks are appearing in the very denomination that brought the divestment debate to the fore. Aided by the Jewish community, pro-Israel members of the Presbyterian Church USA - which last year castigated Israel, and endorsed a policy of divestment over the Jewish state's policies...
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