Saturday, April 18, 2015 Nisan 29, 5775

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Aaron Passman
Hillel of Greater Philadelphia has adopted a new set of rules to help determine which speakers and programs will and will not receive official support -- in other words, who's kosher and who's not. The development comes after several months of heated rhetoric on Philadelphia campuses. These incidents include a fracas in November over the choice of speakers at Temple...
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Two months after accepting an endorsement from J Street's political action committee, a local Democratic congressional candidate is disassociating himself from the upstart lobbying group. Doug Pike -- a former editorial writer for The Philadelphia Inquirer who is now seeking to unseat U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-District 6) -- asked J Street officials this week to remove him from its...
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The Center City offices of the Foreign Policy Research Institute and the Council on American-Islamic Relations may be separated by just a few blocks, but their interpretations of a new series of books on Islam couldn't be farther apart. CAIR-Pennsylvania is calling on schools and libraries nationwide to return the books, which are geared for middle and high school students...
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Aaron Passman
Sarah Krantz knew that she'd need a good strategy if she was going to take down the reigning champ. So as she sat hunched over a spread of kosher chicken wings -- real wings, bone-in, with a piece of the drum and wing together -- she broke the piece in half, rotating the drum and chewing while pulling the meat...
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Aaron Passman
The games are coming to Philadelphia in 2011. No, not the Olympics or the World Cup, not the Super Bowl or the Final Four, either. We're talking the annual JCC Maccabi Games, which are set to make a return visit to the area next August. Organizers expect them to attract about 1,000 athletes worldwide between the ages of 13 and...
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