Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774
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Lauren Pound Sommers, JE Feature
How do you administer a vaccine if you're wearing a chemical suit? That's the kind of question heard in Israel as its citizens grapple with constant terror. To understand such issues, a group of security, medical, government and law-enforcement professionals from Pennsylvania recently went to Israel to learn about the country's security methods, and see how its officials prepare for,...
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To celebrate his 60th birthday, Frank Ash's wife Sharon threw a surprise birthday party for him. His gift from 20 golfing friends at the party was also a surprise, said Frank Ash, a 40-year-veteran Jewish-community fundraiser and volunteer. He has served in many leadership positions with the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and as president of the Jewish Employment and...
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Lauren Pound Sommers, JF Feature
Why aren't more Jewish families celebrating Passover in their homes and communities throughout the region? That may not be one of the "four questions" that take center stage at this time in the Jewish calendar, but for the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, it's an important one. Because professionals and volunteers at Federation's Center for Jewish Life and Learning know...
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In Israel, a recent survey showed that 40,000 children - at lease 1.5 percent of the total child population - are victims of parental incompetence, cruelty, neglect or emotional, physical and sexual abuse. However, the problem has existed, along with denial and lack of public awareness, for a much longer time, and led to the founding of ELI in 1979...
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Lori Lowenthal Marcus The world press just could not resist this story: the intolerance of a Jewish Museum of Tolerance! A piece in the Feb. 15 Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the Simon Wiesenthal Center is building a Museum of Tolerance in the center of Jerusalem. Muslim leaders lament that the site being excavated sits on what was once their ancient...
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