Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Tishri 6, 5775
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Jeremy Kriger's been out of college just a few years, but said that he's already forgotten how much of a strain it can be to sit in class all day. So, at the second annual LimmudPhilly, the 26-year-old environmental consultant noshed on a salted pretzel while his wife continued to sit in on a session. The graduate of Akiba Hebrew...
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A scholar of Eastern religions, specifically Japanese Buddhism and Shintoism, might seem out of place at an academic conference focusing on the Holocaust and the Protestant and Catholic churches. But for Kunihiko Terasawa, an adjunct professor of philosophy and theology at St. Joseph's University, his interest makes perfect sense. In the wake of the Shoah, many Christian scholars -- such...
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Aaron Passman
As students trudged their way down Locust Walk to classes on a chilly Monday morning last week, University of Pennsylvania freshman Eliana Holm was trying to ply her fellow students with hot coffee and blue-sprinkled kosher cookies, all in the name of Israel. "Israel loves coffee, and so do you," she hollered, doing her best to attract passers-by to the...
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For Philip Cohen, it all started with his mother's tzedakah box. The 67-year-old businessman and book publisher recalls watching her stash a little bit away in a Hadassah pushka almost every day during his childhood. That image, more than anything else, brought home the importance of giving to Jewish causes, he said. Now, Cohen and his wife, Marcia, who reside...
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Daphna Berman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Organ trafficking, genocide prevention, domestic violence and destruction in Haiti. It was hardly a typical day for the students at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy in Bryn Mawr. For many of those gathered at a school-wide conference on human rights last week, it provided the chance to explore issues that connected the values they learn at school with the...
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