Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Tishri 6, 5775
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Melisse Lewine-Boskovich believes that theater has the power to change people's opinions about the world around them. When she works with Jewish and Arab teens from Israel on such projects, she's certain that it has the power to close the gap between cultures torn apart by hatred. Lewine-Boskovich is the director of Peace Child Israel, a nonprofit group based in...
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Five years ago, several adult members of Adath Israel in Merion Station realized that the Conservative congregation had let its United Synagogue Youth chapter lapse into inactivity. A group of eighth-graders, alerted to the problem, decided to take up the task and restart the chapter; among them was Matan Silberstein, who became the group's president. Now 18 and set to...
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At a time when most college students were just vegging out and gorging themselves on home cooking before heading back to school, five University of Pennsylvania students spent part of their winter vacation much differently. The students traveled to Biloxi, Miss. - about 90 miles east of New Orleans - on New Year's Day as part of a national Hillel...
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The Dec. 20 federal-court decision ruling that the teaching of intelligent design is unconstitutional may not have the far-reaching authority of a U.S. Supreme Court decision, but the lead attorney who successfully opposed the Dover Area School District's efforts believes the case has significantly shifted the ongoing debate concerning the teaching of evolution in public schools. "It certainly doesn't control...
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Jared Shelly,JE Feature
When applying for her passport in the Soviet Union, Marina Volin had a decision to make: Did she want to be registered as Jewish? Since her father was Jewish but her mother was not, Volin could have gotten off easy, and marked her nationality as Russian - the Soviet government regarded being Jewish as a national distinction, not a religious...
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