Monday, April 21, 2014 Nisan 21, 5774
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Starting next year, Temple University students will likely no longer be able to major or minor in Hebrew. Though board members must officially approve the change, officials say budgetary concerns and low enrollments make it practically a done deal. While the school will continue to offer a four-semester sequence of Hebrew for those who want to take it as a...
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Dozens of members of Lower Merion's Orthodox community traveled to New York on New Year's Day to rally in support of a local woman who has been trying for four years to obtain a get, a Jewish decree of divorce, from her ex-husband. The demonstration represented the latest public effort to call attention to the situation of Tamar Epstein of...
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Chanukah may be over, but the dreidel counting continues. An official at the Guinness Book of World Records said it will take weeks to verfy whether a massive group of Conservative movement teens succeeded in their attempt to set a new dreidel-spinning record. Last week, the buzz of more than 800 students at the annual United Synagogue Youth international convention...
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What are you doing New Year's, New Year's Eve? Lighting up the skies, says Jodie Milkman. She does it with sparkle -- and a little help from her friends. Milkman has been arranging the New Year's Eve fireworks over Penn's Landing since 1997 -- when she became vice president of programming for the sponsoring agency, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation...
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Col. Mitchell Paulin has never doubted that the Iraq war, with its enormous cost in lives and dollars, has been worth it. But ask Paulin -- who in 2003 was a surgeon attached to the 800th Military Police Brigade in Baghdad -- about what he thinks the long-standing results of the war effort will be, and his answer becomes more...
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