Thursday, January 29, 2015 Shevat 9, 5775
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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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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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Burt Siegel
Burt Siegel Many who have no idea who the 18th-century British parliamentarian and essayist Edmund Burke was are probably familiar with his observation that all that is needed for evil to succeed is for good people to do nothing. As the toll of murdered Darfurians in the nation of Sudan rises each day, I can't help think that the world...
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Divided They Stand! In a week in which the radical clerics governing Iran seemed to be moving even closer to an unhindered quest for nuclear weapons - while other Islamist radicals prepared to take over the Palestinian Authority - you wouldn't think the greatest threat to Israel would come from within its own borders. But the pitched battle at the...
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