Wednesday, September 3, 2014 Elul 8, 5774
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The organized Jewish community is going up against Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett in an effort to stand up for food stamp recipients. The public opposition to the governor reflects an unusual situation for the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and the Harrisburg-based Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition, groups that generally tend to work behind the scenes to lobby for their causes. At...
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Police are looking for at least two people believed responsible for anti-Semitic graffiti that was recently discovered at a Temple University Jewish fraternity. The epitaph, "F--- you Jews," spray-painted on the back of the Alpha Epsilon Pi house on North Broad Street, came less than a month after a coin-sized swastika was found etched into the aluminum siding of a...
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What do the high-flying Jibali African Acrobats of Kenya -- who recently entertained fans at a Detroit Pistons game -- have to do with the ancient story of Queen Esther? Stumped? The traveling troop's hi-jinks will be a featured part of Chabad of the Main Line's "Purim in the Jungle" program March 8, the religious organization's refashioning of the traditional...
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A Jewish Federation-led interfaith mission to Israel may have changed a number of minds -- and hearts -- among participants.
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Jewish Exponent Staff
In 30 years at Arcadia University in Glenside, physical therapy professor Jan Tecklin can't recall any students studying in Israel, despite the fact that the university is known for its study abroad program. As a local Jew, Tecklin said, "that makes me crazy," so he made it a personal mission to change that. On March 10, he and fellow professor...
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