Sunday, August 31, 2014 Elul 5, 5774
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For U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the head of the Democratic National Committee, the toughest question of the evening came at the end: Why had President Barack Obama urged Israel to retreat to its pre-1967 borders? Speaking to the roughly 1,200 people who had gathered Monday night at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park, the Florida congresswoman said she...
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When Willow Grove Day Camp opened in 1955, founder Howie Zeitz estimated that practically every camper was Jewish. Even today, Zeitz estimates that up to 90 percent of the children who spend the summer boating, swimming and playing on their grounds are members of the tribe. Directors at several other secular day camps around the area also report overwhelmingly Jewish...
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Phyllis Rubin, Jewish Exponent Feature
In 2010, when Hannah Hen­kin was in 10th grade, she was invited to join Israel's under-20 Youth Ultimate (Frisbee) team to compete in the international world championship tournament being held in Germany. She had founded the girls' ultimate team at Radnor High School the year before and loved the sport. But to play for Israel, Hen­kin was required to demonstrate...
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Students attending Muhlenberg College in Allentown will have the option to major in Jewish studies starting in fall 2013. The addition was sparked by the growth of the Jewish studies minor, which the school first began offering in 1988, administrators said in a news release. Around 25 students minored in the subject this past year, said Hartley Lachter, associate professor...
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Is it possible that Philadelphia is home to the greatest collection of Rodins this side of Paris -- thanks to a schnauzer? According to Norma Bruns­wick, that is how the foundation for the Rodin Museum, which reopened last week after a three-year renovation, was laid. The 79-year-old Rydal resident is the granddaughter of Jules Mastbaum, the movie mo­gul/philanthropist who single-handedly...
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