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News Briefs, Week of Feb. 23, 2017

HIAS Selling Refugee Love Buttons To show support for refugees during an uncertain time, HIAS of Pennsylvania has begun selling 1,000 Refugee Love Buttons...

Barrack Day School’s Influence Produced Most-Influential Rabbi

If you ask Newsweek, he’s one of the most influential rabbis in America. If you ask the Jerusalem Post, he’s one of the 50...

Israeli Soldiers’ Speaking Tour Gives Local Students Chance to Hear New, Experienced Voices

Students in a classroom in Ritter Hall at Temple University listened with rapt attention as Shai and Nir shared their stories of service in...

Nobel Laureate Roald Hoffmann Will Speak on Connection Between Science and Religion

Mark Wagman was watching Jeopardy! one night in March 2016 when he reached the point of the episode when Alex Trebek interviews the contestants...

Day School Teacher Suspected of Sexual Abuse in Pittsburgh

After a lengthy investigation, a former teacher at Yeshiva Boys School of Pittsburgh, an important institution in the Chabad-Lubavitch educational system, is a suspect...

Sen. Casey Meets with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to Discuss Support for Israel

Sen. Robert Casey (D-Pa) joined more than a dozen other senators in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 15 to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...

African-American Synagogue Thrives, Is Honored With City Street Sign

Everyone has a job at Congregation Temple Beth’El. Children announce the Torah portion each Shabbat evening. One young man plays the drums each week. Another...

Boxer, Trainer, Promoter Marty Feldman Dies at 83

In the often-shady world of boxing, where double dealing and deception are typically the rule rather than the exception, Marty Feldman’s word was his...

Pottsville Newspaper Apologizes for Printing Anti-Semitic Letter to Editor

Yes, newspapers and members of the media can make mistakes. But it’s one thing to make a mistake. It’s quite another to own up...

How Your Financial Future Could Be Impacted by New President — and How to...

To say things haven't changed since President Trump took office would be a “yuge” understatement. And while things have been shaken up a bit politically,...