Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775
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As leaders of two Philadelphia schools for kids who struggle with poverty or foster care, Gabriel Kuriloff and Autumn Graves face extra obstacles as educators. Beyond academics, they aim to make a lasting impact on students who often have been impoverished, abused or neglected. To that end, the pair recently traveled to Israel to see how the Yemin Orde Youth...
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A local Jewish group has weighed in on the side of the Obama administration in the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case that will examine the constitutionality of the landmark 2010 health care law. The Jewish Social Policy Action Network -- a group that brings a liberal, Jewish slant to domestic policy issues -- signed on to an amicus, or friend...
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Bitter cold air swept into Moishe House on a recent Friday evening as 23-year-old Deborah Shroder hobbled through the front door on crutches, somehow managing to climb the steps to the living room on her knees while carrying a sack of cookies in one hand. Even with the weather and a sprained ankle working against her, this is Shroder's home...
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Avi Romanoff spent months preparing to play the role of former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman in a mock school primary. The 15-year-old sophomore at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy in Bryn Mawr scoured the presidential hopeful's website and followed the political coverage. He also watched as many of the GOP presidential debates as he could, not only to learn...
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A week into the semester, University of Pennsylvania students have begun organizing a grass-roots Shabbat dinner program and, with support from the larger Jewish community, a public lecture from Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz as a response to a fast-approaching national conference promoting boycott, divestment and sanctions against the Jewish state. The university has distanced itself from the conference, slated...
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