Friday, October 31, 2014 Heshvan 7, 5775
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Growing up, Temple University junior Zack Groff saw how his mother's family, Jordanians of Palestinian Arab heritage, harbored a quiet resentment toward Israel. Perhaps because of this, Groff said, in college he jumped at almost any opportunity to learn about the Middle East. "I am interested in reconciliation and peacemaking, hoping to one day see these wounds of resentment heal,"...
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Just before academics at Temple University formally welcomed a visiting Israeli scholar last week, students crowded into the Hillel building to munch on samples from a brand-new kosher cafe. "Dude, habañero mustard!" Twenty-year-old Scott Rosnov waved a roast-beef sandwich toward a friend. "That's what I want!" Rosnov said he doesn't usually keep kosher, but "when the opportunity arises, I do,...
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Here's a phrase that most workers dread hearing: "It's time for your annual performance review." Stop shuddering for a minute. After all, a business professor at the University of California--Los Angeles is campaigning to eliminate them all together. "Reviews are fraudulent and offensive one-size-fits-all metrics," said Samuel Culbert. "Getting the word out is important to me." Along those lines, he...
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President Barack Obama's motorcade wasn't expected to pass by for another three hours. But Sid Karp stood patiently on the corner of Arch and 12th streets late last month -- along with about two dozen other Tea Party protesters -- waiting for the chance to express his ardent disapproval of a variety of policies. "Obama is changing our form of...
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It's not hard to find Jewish voters concerned about the fiscal health of the nation. Take, for example, Sybil Schwartz and Ken Brier. Both Schwartz of Garnet Valley in Delaware County and Brier of Bala Cynwyd in Montgomery County are in their 60s, and still working. While they each cite the economy as their No. 1 issue, they attribute different...
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