Thursday, July 24, 2014 Tammuz 26, 5774
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Kathryn Levy Feldman
F rom generation to generation, Jews have always instructed their children about their religion and history. The three primary institutions where formal American Jewish education takes place — synagogue schools, Jewish day schools and colleges — all have their roots in Philadelphia. While not all of the original institutions are in existence today, their collective and individual histories reflect the...
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The reiligious life of Philadelphia and its environs expanded from mid-20th century on.
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By:
Kathryn Levy Feldman
Helene Z. Tigay Helene Tigay laughs when she says she has had an “internal Jewish compass since birth.” As the head of the community’s central educational agency for 20 years, her compass charted her on a course to become a pioneer in the field of supplemental Jewish education. Raised in a Conservative family in Buffalo, N.Y., Tigay says the significant...
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How the community expresses its religious sentiments began to vary with the start of a new millennium.
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By:
Kathryn Levy Feldman
David Magerman The Book of Ecclesiastes teaches that there is “a time to reap and a time to sow.” For Gladwyne resident David Magerman, that lesson seemed especially relevant in 2004, when he began to question the meaning of his life. On the surface, it seemed like the 43-year-old had it all: a loving wife and two (of his now...
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