Wednesday, September 2, 2015 Elul 18, 5775
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Talks between representatives of the Perelman Jewish Day School and the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy have taken on a sense of urgency as Perelman’s board looks to decide the fate of its struggling Saligman Middle School in the coming months. It appears that the talks have been substantive enough, or public pressure influential enough, that the idea of merging...
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As is often the case in the Jewish world, the past year was filled with both triumphs and tribulations. With history, both local and international, unfolding before and around us, the Jewish Exponent made its own mark by celebrating its 125th anniversary. The year 5772 was a time of transitions, with local communal institutions weathering storms, reimagining themselves or changing...
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Two Philadelphia-area mem­bers of Congress who focus on health care were in the spotlight this week — one for delivering a speech on neuroscience at the Israeli Embassy, the other for receiving a prestigious award. In his Sept. 13 talk at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C., U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah of Philadelphia highlighted the need for the American and...
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Mitchell Delcau, an engineer-turned-rabbi, was in Israel studying sediment and streams in the Negev Desert when he concluded that the earth’s processes couldn’t be fully understood through science. “As a river engineer, I understand the meteorological processes and the hydrological processes of how the rain enters the earth and how water is moved through nature, how we get photosynthesis and...
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To anyone who asserts that Israel is a racist society, Shlomo Molla has a simple retort: Just take a look at my life. The 46-year-old was born in an Ethiopian village with no electricity and he has risen through the ranks of Israeli society, where he now holds the position of deputy speaker of the Knesset. “If you have your...
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