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Dave Kalla, Susan Ribnick and Rabbi Neil F. Blumofe, of Congregation Agudas Achim in Austin

‘People Are Remembering’: Communities Continue Reaching out to Pittsburgh Months Later

By Adam Reinherz Each week a new gift arrives. Sometimes it’s artwork, other times a book. A baker once brought sweet potato pies from Minnesota;...
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News Briefs: YouTube Deletes Neo-Nazi, White Supremacist Videos and More

Bipartisan Black-Jewish Congressional Caucus Formed At the American Jewish Committee Global Forum on June 3, three members of Congress announced the formation of a bipartisan...
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Report Lists Several Underperforming Nursing Homes in Greater Philadelphia and South Jersey

The nursing home industry was rocked June 3 when Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey and Sen. Pat Toomey released a previously unpublicized federal list of...

Arts

Book Review | Shtetl in the Sun: Andy Sweet’s South Beach, 1977-1980

Jerusalem By the Beach Shtetl in the Sun: Andy Sweet’s South Beach, 1977-1980 Photos by Andy Sweet, edited by Brett Sokol, introduction by Lauren Groff Letter16 Press Flipping...

10 Thought-Provoking Summer Reads

Some of you reading this may be extroverted and energetic, in which case this summer book guide is not necessarily for you. But for...

Theater Review | ‘Indecent:’ That’s the Story of Our Times

There is a scene in The Arden Theatre Co.'s production of Indecent, running through June 23 (directed by Rebecca Wright) that could serve as a...

Israel News

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Israel Briefs: Four in 10 Israelis Say Non-Jews OK as Children’s Spouse and More

Israeli President’s Wife Dies at 73 Nechama Rivlin, the wife of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, died June 4, a day before her 74th birthday, the...

Israel Briefs: Openly Gay Orthodox Rabbi Ordained and More

Openly Gay Orthodox Rabbi Ordained Daniel Atwood became the first openly gay Orthodox rabbi in Jerusalem when he was ordained on May 26 with a...
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Election Surprise in Israel: What’s Next?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party won 35 of 120 seats in the Knesset on April 9 and seemed to have a clear...