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Philly Man May Yet Face Trial for Killing Jews

Almost a decade has passed since a suspected Nazi war criminal was granted the right to avoid deportation and remain in North­east Philadelphia. It...

HIAS Gets Grant to Create Classes

HIAS Pennsylvania has been awarded a $160,000 grant by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the federal agency in charge of immigration, to create...

Rabbis Join the Call for Clemency

Nearly two dozen Pennsylvania rabbis signed on to a letter asking Gov. Tom Corbett and the State Board of Pardons to offer clem­ency to...

Synagogue Decides Not to Move on School

Congregation Rodeph Sha­lom has no immediate plans to build a new Jewish day school in the city following the completion of a feasibility study. The...
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Collaboration Talks Between Perelman, Barrack Take Center Stage

Talks between representatives of the Perelman Jewish Day School and the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy have taken on a sense of urgency as...
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Penn State Gymnast Reflects on Olympics

  Among those who grabbed headlines related to the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal surrounding Penn State University’s football program was Graham Spanier, the Jewish...
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In Ukraine, New Funds for Survivors Bring Relief — and New Expectations

  ODESSA, Ukraine In her dilapidated apartment, Larisa Rakovskaya examines a stack of unpaid heating bills. Sick and alone, the 86-year-old Holocaust survivor and widow is...
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Israel’s Baseball Fans Field Dreams of Growth

BAPTISTS’ VILLAGE, Israel The 14- and 15-year-old boys pat their gloves and stand alert across the infield, their knees bent and eyes shifting between home...
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Jewish Dems Question Netanyahu on ‘Daylight’

WASHINGTON   In the U.S.-Israel relationship, “daylight” is back, but this time it’s Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who is being called on to draw down...
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Globally, A Year of Insecurity

The Jewish year 5772 was marked by a growing uncertainty among the Jewish people worldwide. From the threat of a nuclear Iran to Egypt’s new...