Saturday, August 30, 2014 Elul 4, 5774
Twenty-five years ago this week, some 250,000 Jews descended on Washington to demand freedom for their brothers and sisters trapped in the Soviet Union.
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By:
Josh Shapiro
I’ve often been asked why I chose a career in public service and what the impetus was for such a life decision.
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Vayeshev, Genesis 37:1-40:23
By:
Rabbi Mark Robbins
Twenty-five years after freedom, our local Russian-speaking Jewish community remains strikingly separate — culturally, educationally, religiously and geographically. It’s time for Philadelphians to take the next step in bringing brothers together.
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By:
JE Staff
The University of Pennsylvania library system has received a private donation of more than 11,000 items o f Judaica documenting the social and economic development of early Jewish life in the Western Hemisphere.
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By:
Binyamin Kagedan, JNS.org
The long version of the Chanukah story is not quite as heartwarming or morally clear-cut as what you might remember from Hebrew school. Ancient historical records, especially the little known Book of Maccabees, tell of a bitter and bloody internal conflict that pitted Jew against Jew in a fight for political and religious domination.
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