Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774
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When America went to war in Iraq in March 2003 with the goal of uncovering weapons of mass destruction, the concept of a pre-emptive strike - of self-defense from an attack a country believes to be eminent - was parleyed around in political circles. Indeed, on a conceptual level, Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz, who spoke to 200 people...
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Giving their "strength, time and energy" to the Jewish community is a vitally important part of giving tzedakah for Fran and Larry Chelder. The 70-year-old couple are heading a drive for the fourth year for used cell phones for domestic-abuse victims and the frail elderly. "We just do," said Fran. "We're people of action." An initiative of the Jewish Federation...
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Dan Rottenberg wants to bring a level of refinement to critiquing the arts in Philadelphia - and he doesn't think he's alone. "I had an idea there was an audience - I guess I would call it a highbrow audience - that none of the other media outlets are serving," said the 63-year-old. To address that community, the man launched...
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Swarthmore College freshman Aaron Schwartz has already spent about 20 hours over the course of a week fashioning a radio piece about an Iraqi skeleton sledder who tried, but failed, to make the 2006 Winter Olympics and represent his embattled country on the world stage. Now its Thursday afternoon, and Schwartz' deadline looms. The studio for the college's "War News...
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As violent protests raged throughout the Muslim world - sparked by cartoons originally published last fall in a Danish newspaper depicting the Prophet Mohammed - one American Muslim scholar insisted that true religious faith offers an alternative to a clash of cultures. Eboo Patel, a 30-year-old who holds a doctorate from Oxford University in the sociology of religion, argued during...
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