Friday, November 28, 2014 Kislev 6, 5775
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, or CAMERA, is helping to sharpen Israel's image in the eyes of adolescents. The Boston-based group has just released "Eyes on Israel," a secondary-school curriculum currently being used by more than 500 Jewish educators and institutions around the globe, including Stern Hebrew High School in Philadelphia and the Jewish Community...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Janna Friedman, a licensed clinical social worker, described how she once listened to a female client who confided in her about the constant fighting going on in her marriage -- how her husband put her down all the time and controlled the family's finances. That was when Friedman saw "red flags" flying everywhere. These women are "not even aware it's...
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The editor of the Jewish Exponent , Jonathan S. Tobin, will be leaving the newspaper to become executive editor of Commentary magazine. Bennett L. Aaron, chairman of the Jewish Publishing Group said in a statement: "We thank Jonathan Tobin for 10 highly successful years as editor of our newspaper. We will miss his professionalism, but wish him well in his...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
A few cans of paint meant more than just a new coating on the walls at the JCC's Jacob and Esther Stiffel Senior Center in South Philadelphia. It was also a little bit of tikkun olam , one brush stroke at a time. The center recently participated in this year's United Way Days of Caring, which saw more than 7,000...
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On the heels of a roller coaster week on Wall Street and the onset of what many economists are calling the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, Philadelphia's deputy mayor for planning and economic development warned that the city may be facing tough fiscal times in the near future. But, he insisted, there is no reason to panic. Andrew...
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