Tuesday, August 4, 2015 Av 19, 5775
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<div id="articlecontent"><span id="mainContent_lblArticleHtml">The Jenkintown-based Jewish Reconstructionist Federation, the movement&#39;s congregational arm has moved one step closer to merging with the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote. </span> <p><span id="mainContent_lblArticleHtml">Proponents have said that a unified group could better serve synagogues and promote awareness of a distinct brand of Judaism. And the hope is that a restructuring would cut costs. </span></p> <p><span id="mainContent_lblArticleHtml">At...
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Match-making for dogs/possible owners? Yes, they canine!
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Tula Batanchiev, JE Feature
It was 7:15 on a Monday morning and Chase Muttley was circling the dining-room table in the Fishbein household, four of the five family members running after the 1-year-old Yorkiepoo. For most families, this would have been an aggravating, if not overwhelming, experience, but Rachel Ezekiel-Fishbein and her husband, Joel, looked at one another and started laughing. "This dog has...
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Maddy Braun hardly spent any time in synagogues when she was growing up. Despite that, the Lafayette Hill resident says Jewish values are reflected in everything she does. That, she says, comes from her family's longstanding commitment to Der Arbeter Ring -- the Workmen's Circle. Like her parents, she grew up learning Jewish customs, songs and even Yiddish at a...
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Although he sensed potential provocation, the general manager of a local Jewish cemetery said he never imagined that his full-page advertisement touting cremation as an alternative to burial would cause such a backlash. "Did you know ... Jewish people are being cremated?" blared the banner in the full-page advertisement for Roosevelt Memorial Park in Trevose in the Oct. 28 issue...
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University of Pennsylvania freshman Josh Cooper says that he's tired of always hearing about politics every time Israel comes up in news or conversation. So when the 19-year-old heard that local Palestinian-rights activists were attempting to turn hummus into a political pawn, he knew he had to do something. The activists, about two dozen members of the newly formed Philadelphia...
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