Thursday, August 25, 2016 Av 21, 5776

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Two rabbis who completed the Boston Marathon just before the bombings describe the aftermath and vow not to lose sight of the true spirit of the marathon.
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A Philadelphia-area rabbi details the trauma and drama in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon attack. It wasn't the first close encounter with terror for this Jewish spiritual leader.
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The Jewish professional basketball team that made its mark on sports history got its own historical marker in Philadelphia.
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Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Gilles Bernheim resigned this week as chief rabbi of France after admitting to several instances of plagiarism and falsely using an academic title.
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Some 4,000 people, representing more than 40 Jewish, Christian and Muslim congregations across the city, are expected to turn out at a North Philadelphia Church on April 21 to press Mayor Michael Nutter and City Council to improve wages for janitors, baggage handlers and other employees at the Philadelphia International Airport.
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