Sunday, December 21, 2014 Kislev 29, 5775
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
The hits just keep on coming! The Jewish Exponent recently received a trio of honors from the Society of Professional Journalists, Philadelphia chapter, as part of the institution's 46th annual competition. Senior editor Robert Leiter won first prize in the criticism division for his weekly book reviews, including "No Squares on the Square," for a book about the history of...
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All camps need now are the kids; are they coming back this year in droves?
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
The long wait is finally over. Staff members are back, and the kitchens have been restocked. The swimming pools have been retouched and refilled, and the volleyball nets rehung. The cabins have been cleaned out, and empty bunks lay in wait. All that's missing at this point are the children. But in the next few weeks, many will board buses...
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Alarmed by the continuing international outrage directed at Israel following last week's raid on a Gaza-bound ship, local Jews are stepping up their activism in defense of the Jewish state. In public meetings, briefings at the Israeli consulate, letters to the editor, e-mail blasts and street demonstrations, activists are voicing their anger and frustration. "The whole world is against this...
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Inside the Israeli consulate in Center City, Jerusalem's top diplomat to the region has been working overtime to get his country's message out. Consul General Daniel Kutner says that it's not just a public-relations problem, but a more fundamental effort to delegitimitze Israel. He takes issue with those who suggest that all Israel needs to do is explain its position...
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More than 6,000 people joined in a festive celebration of Israel's 62nd anniversary of independence on Sunday, May 23, at Penn's Landing. There was something for every age and taste, with a busy children's tent, 70 vendors offering items from jewelry to Judaica, and information on ways to connect to the Greater Philadelphia Jewish community. The crowd danced and swayed...
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