Tuesday, June 28, 2016 Sivan 22, 5776

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Kim Decker and her teenage son, Bennett, waited in a packed auditorium last month at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel for the start of an election program that featured some prominent Jewish supporters of the president, an audience with some hecklers and plenty of rhetorical fireworks. But mother and son managed to discuss President Barack Obama's record civilly, even if they...
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Whether you call it destiny, bashert or yuanfen, for Alison Klayman, it all came down to housing. Living, that is, with a Beijing roommate who, in 2008, asked her if she was interested in doing a companion video for a new exhibition opening in the gallery where the roommate worked. The artist: Ai Weiwei, who is today generally considered to...
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It may not be London but 150 local Jewish youth are heading to destinations around the country next week to compete in their own version of the Olympics -- the JCC Maccabi Games. The sporting competition, for Jewish teens ages 13 to 16, are held in North America each summer. Last summer, Philadelphia hosted thousands of teens from around the...
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Where are the marshmallows? Don't know as these Jewish day campers seem more preoccupied with the abundance of activities and exploration available to them this summer breeze of a season. Surely any conversations on their return home will include tales of archery and "archaeological" digs involved in planting gardens of earthly delights. As the kids in these photos show, school...
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The Jewish Social Policy Action Network joined in a brief filed in a state court last week as part of a challenge to the constitutionality of the Pennsylvania Photo Identification Law. Opponents have charged that the new law, which requires voters to have a photo ID to cast their ballots, could prevent seniors and minority voters from voting. Proponents contend...
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