Monday, March 30, 2015 Nisan 10, 5775
Local architects find southern comfort in rebuilding a New Orleans synagogue
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If they build it, they will ... daven. What was once a field of dregs is about to be resuscitated and relocated, as a Modern Orthodox shul becomes part of a post-Katrina kashrut connection in New Orleans. And the men behind the T-square and the time line are Michael I. Hauptman, AIA, a Philly guy, and his partner David B...
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It's hard to find a political figure today held in less esteem in the eyes of most Jews than former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, a blogger for the conservative publication Commentary wrote earlier this year. Jennifer Rubin, in a January posting analyzing the Palin phenomenon, asserted that while they might be off-base, Jews see her as "uncouth, unschooled, a hick,...
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Back in 1988, the sociologist Steven M. Cohen published a piece in Reform Judaism magazine under the provocative headline "Are Reform Jews Abandoning Israel?" Cohen, who now teaches at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York -- the Reform seminary -- argued that results from a national survey taken a year earlier pointed to a gap between...
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Aaron Passman
Jacob Couzens narrowed it down to two options this summer: The 17-year-old could find a job at a place like Starbucks, work indoors in the air-conditioning and possibly earn enough money to afford a car, or he could volunteer at an army base, earn no money, sleep in barracks and spend his days doing manual labor. So much for Starbucks...
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Marianna Salz may have been born in Latvia, but she grew up in the city of Philadelphia. Salz is an immigration lawyer with many friends -- also born in parts of the former Soviet Union -- who work in business, medicine and other white-collar professions. They own homes in suburban neighborhoods like Richboro and Lower Moreland, she said. So, Salz,...
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