Sunday, February 1, 2015 Shevat 12, 5775
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For months now, outspoken anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, whose 24-year-old son was killed in the line of duty in Baghdad, has blamed the American government and its policies in Iraq for her loss. At an event where she was honored by the Philadelphia-based Shalom Center, the California woman - best known for pitching camp outside President George W. Bush's Texas...
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Calling all potential nurses - this field's for you!
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Sarah Farkash Come spring, future Florence Nightingales from nursing schools across the country - of which there are more than a dozen in the Philadelphia area alone - will be entering a field that the U.S. Department of Labor has identified as one of the country's fastest-growing occupations in terms of job openings and replacements. But concurrently, the nation's demand...
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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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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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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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