Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Av 2, 5774

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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Because the three major religions have strong teachings of peace and understanding, Jews, Christians and Muslims should be able to live together in peace, a panel of interfaith experts argued recently. "There are central concepts in all the three Abrahamic religions that can really help us bring peace and understanding and reconciliation in our society," said Rabbi Ronen Lubitch, an...
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Renowned Israeli-born architect Moshe Safdie received the Tuttleman Foundation Cultural Award during a Dec. 5 program at Gratz College in Melrose Park. More than 150 people were on hand for the occasion. Safdie, who worked for Philadelphia architect Louis Kahn in the early 1960s, designed the new Holocaust History Museum at the Yad Vashem memorial, which opened earlier this year,...
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Party affiliations may have been left at the door, but everything about the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's recent "Salute to Congress" dinner made clear that the cold November evening was very much political. As it has done at countless policy conferences in Washington, D.C., the pro-Israel lobbying organization succeeded in bringing out a large number of voters and leaders...
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
At Super Sunday 2000, a Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Renaissance board member met a young woman pursuing masters' degrees in a dual program of social work at the University of Pennsylvania and Jewish communal service at Gratz College. Matt Steinberg was welcoming people at the "Meet and Greet," preceding the day-long phone-a-thon in support of local and worldwide Jewish...
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A trip to Israel has become a rite of passage of sorts for those seeking higher office, especially in a state with a large number of Jewish voters. Nowhere is that truth more evident than here in Pennsylvania following state Treasurer Bob Casey's Nov. 23 return from a five-day tour of the Jewish state. Underwritten by the National Jewish Democratic...
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