Thursday, September 18, 2014 Elul 23, 5774

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Rachel Pomerance, JE Feature
JERUSALEM — One anecdote relaying Israel's transformative power on a young Jew's identity might not convince you. But with 100,000 under its belt, Taglit-Birthright Israel appears to be a proven formula. Launched in 2000 as a five-year pilot program funded by world Jewish communities, the Israeli government and 14 philanthropists, the organization that brings 18- to 26-year-old Diaspora Jews on...
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A month after winning a special election to represent the 19th district in the Pennsylvania State Senate, Andrew Dinniman was officially sworn into office on June 19. He's the first Democrat to represent Chester County since 1990. Dinniman, a longtime Chester County commissioner, as well as a board member of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Chester County Region, handily...
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Although it may have been years since they last got a chance to slide into their old military gear, Jewish veterans of World War II donned various pieces of their uniforms to participate in a recent event marking the 62nd anniversary of D-Day on June 6. The ceremony, called "The Finest Hour: World War II and the Jews Who Fought...
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In recent months, Israeli officials have been at pains to portray Iranian nuclear ambitions as a threat to regional and global stability, not just a problem for Israel, and that sanctions imposed by the United Nations or an international coalition might thwart Teheran's plans. But just two weeks after Israeli Ambassador Daniel Ayalon spoke in Ardmore and delivered a message...
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Bryan Schwartzman, JE Staff
Mounds of dirt - and a John Deere bulldozer - rested on the exposed earth, marking the spot where Congregation Beth Hamedrosh is building its new sanctuary. But even though the ground had clearly already been broken, for the 100 or so member families of the Orthodox shul, the June 11 ceremony offered a symbolic indication that the synagogue's long-awaited...
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