Saturday, September 5, 2015 Elul 21, 5775
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The next time a student or staff member at Central High School feels the need for artistic inspiration on campus, they can simply walk to the school's recently refurbished auditorium and study any of the almost three dozen artworks donated in September by 198th Class alumnus Sigmund Balka.
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Power outages from Superstorm Sandy pushed back Soulfarm's new release, but natural disaster won't keep the band from performing live at Gratz College on Nov. 27.
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Before a declared cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, Jewish Philadelphians spent the past week coming to the country's defense. Area day schools held special assemblies and prayer services, students sprang into action at local campuses and pro-Israel supporters turned out for a recent rally outside the Israeli Consulate.
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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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Gov. Mitt Romney fared far better at Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy than past Republican candidates — and better than among the Jewish population as a whole.
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