Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774
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A woman stuck in traffic on Walnut Street gaped at a table lined with apples and other sweets, blocking a prime parking spot just off Rittenhouse Square. The Collaborative young professionals group had commandeered the edge of the street for a temporary stand celebrating Rosh Ha­shanah. Their display was part of Park(ing) Day, a worldwide event on Sept. 21 that...
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It was the Israeli official response you would expect to hear at any mention of the country’s presumed stockpile of nuclear weapons. Dan Halutz, former chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces, was asked during a ­local speak­ing engagement whether he thought it was a mistake for Israel to invest so much money in nuclear weapons when they weren’t...
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The U.S. Senate has passed a non-binding resolution, co-sponsored by three sen­­ators, including Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), stating that American policy should be to prevent Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons capability. The resolution, backed by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and co-authored by U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn) and U.S. Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.), was introduced in February. It...
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Talks between representatives of the Perelman Jewish Day School and the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy have taken on a sense of urgency as Perelman’s board looks to decide the fate of its struggling Saligman Middle School in the coming months. It appears that the talks have been substantive enough, or public pressure influential enough, that the idea of merging...
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Congregation Rodeph Sha­lom has no immediate plans to build a new Jewish day school in the city following the completion of a feasibility study. The study found significant interest in a progressive Jewish day school, particularly within the city limits, but Rodeph Sha­lom leaders determined that the school did not have the backing needed in terms of stakeholders and fundraising...
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