Sunday, December 21, 2014 Kislev 29, 5775
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Raffi Wineburg, JTA
For the last seven years, Kosher Troops has been sending care packages to American-Jewish servicemen and women across the globe.
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A friend posts every detail about her life on Facebook, constantly calls out for advice or favors and makes uncomfortably hateful comments about visiting family members. Should you defriend her or clue her in?
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Gabrielle Birkner, JTA
In the series finale of the podcast sensation “Serial,” a certain Jewish studies professor got a shout out. It was Sarah Koenig’s husband, who directs the Jewish Studies program at Penn State.
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Seven months into her post, Naomi Adler candidly discusses the issues facing Philadelphia Jewry's central fundraising body, what she has learned so far, and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
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In the wake of Eric Garner's last words, "I can't breathe," Rabbi Joshua Waxman speaks of our obligation to create just societies. Rabbi Adam Zeff responds that individuals have to examine their own actions as well to ensure that we are giving everyone the space to breathe.


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