Friday, September 4, 2015 Elul 20, 5775
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Rabbi Arthur Waskow
This past February, religiously rooted climate activists began to hear from our contacts at the Vatican that Pope Francis was preparing an encyclical — a major statement of the Church’s teaching — about the climate crisis. Seven well-known rabbis — three of them from Philadelphia, and one a long-time former resident here — decided it would be valuable to create...
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By:
Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer
A local Jewish communal professional shares the story of her mother's reunion with a half-sister she had always wondered about.
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By:
Steve Weitzman
The terrorist group's gains in Syria and Iraq have lead to the demise of historical sites that have biblical significance.
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By:
Rabbi Gregory S. Marx
The American Jewish community continues to need vibrant centers of Jewish life — and the means to run them, writes a local rabbi.
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By:
Aaron Zucker
A nixed proposal to separate Israelis and Palestinians traveling between Israel and the West Bank still reflects poorly on Israel's democracy, writes a Bala Cynwyd native who works for J Street.
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