Saturday, October 25, 2014 Heshvan 1, 5775
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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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A former member of the Ku Klux Klan and several neo-Nazi groups told an audience at Temple Sholom in Broomall how anti-Semitism and racism had consumed his life for years, and how he's spent the past two decades trying to make amends by espousing tolerance. Kensington native Thomas Martinez - who said he'd never heard of the Holocaust when he...
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A former advisor to six U.S. secretaries of state called for a "measured" American response to the new era of "fierce unpredictability" in Middle East politics. Aaron David Miller - a senior State Department advisor during much of the Oslo peace process, who until recently headed Seeds of Peace, an organization that promotes Israeli/Palestinian dialogue - said during a Feb...
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The first time Craig Levine flew solo, he was 16 years old, and had to wait for his mother to pick him up at the airfield since he didn't have his driver's license yet. While he's now legally permitted to operate a motor vehicle down here on terra firma, the 45-year-old Blue Bell resident has never really left the friendly...
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Student rabbi Lauren Grabelle Herrmann wants to create a vibrant Jewish community in West Philadelphia. Helping to invigorate the recently established Kol Tzedek synagogue, Grabelle Herrmann hopes to keep ideas there fresh, and not to hesitate to experiment with conventional ideas about programming and prayer services. Although the new congregation does not have a building - it currently meets at...
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