Friday, August 22, 2014 Av 26, 5774
Local activists brace for Gaza fallout.
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As Philadelphia-area Jews grappled with an uncertain and fluid situation in southern Israel and braced for the possibility of a protracted conflict, pro-Israel activists echoed a common theme: Israel must be allowed to defend herself. Noah Feit, president of Penn Friends of Israel, said his group was “preparing for the worst on campus,” as the conflict between Israel and Hamas...
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Parents and students voice their opinions
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As representatives from two area day schools continued closed-door deliberations over a possible middle school merger, Main Line students and parents spoke out in favor of unification.
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Touched by a rural Tennessee school project commemorating the Holocaust with millions of paper clips, a lifelong Philadelphian commisioned a seven-foot-tall paper clip sculpture that will be installed in front of his Broomall congregation.
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Rabbi Michael Uram, director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Hillel, was named to the “Forward 50.”
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U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz — the lone Jew and female representing Pennsylvania in Congress — discusses what's on her priority list for her fifth term in office.
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