Saturday, April 19, 2014 Nisan 19, 5774
Yaron Sideman, Israel’s new consul general in the region, last week deliverered separate speeches on the floors of the Pennsylvania House and Senate — a rare courtesy granted to someone who is not part of the legislature. “The relationship between Israel and the United States is deeply rooted in” shared values, Sideman said in his Oct. 16 speech. “It is...
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To save costs, the Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia has halved the number of hospitals its chaplaincy program serves.
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Retired Lt. Col. Kathy Brill has interrogated an Af­ghan warlord and experienced firsthand one of the most violent periods of the U.S. war in Iraq. But as the Overbrook Park resident — who is barely five feet tall — tells it, she was nervous, if not outright terrified, to step into a synagogue. After decades away from congregational life and...
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Lt. Dan Ludmir sat next to Afghan civilians at meals, sharing food from the same plate. Hosts poured him cups of chai tea. It is well known among U.S. Marines, he said, that Afghan families reserve the nicest mattress for guests. And yet, beneath the handshakes and generous hospitality, Ludmir, a Philadelphia-area native, said the most urgent and constant threat...
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Ron Jones was one of the most popular teachers at Cubberley High School in Northern California when in April 1967, he turned his classroom into a fascist state and instructed students to salute him. At 25, he was not much older than many of his students and was determined not to repeat the drab lessons he’d sat through in school...
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