Thursday, November 27, 2014 Kislev 5, 5775
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
After four years of hanging out together on a weekly basis, Sammy -- a 16-year-old who is autistic -- knows the drill exactly once fellow teenager Avriel Finder walks through his front door. "We do puzzles, eat popcorn and watch some Disney movie," said Finder, an 18-year-old senior at Lower Merion High School. The ongoing relationship has given Sammy a...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Standing at a podium but barely needing a microphone, Liran Avisar Gazit, a former commander in the Israel Defense Force, painted a straightforward picture for the more than 150 people gathered at Old York Road Temple-Beth Am in Abington: As Jews, she said, they are all part of "a bigger family" that exists halfway around the world. "You are stockholders...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Affidavits of probable cause have been submitted by detectives to the District Attorney's office seeking warrants to arrest four Temple University students who allegedly used anti-Semitic language and assaulted two Jewish males, severely injuring one of them, on the North Philadelphia campus. The university has suspended the four students in question, pending the outcome of a University Disciplinary Committee hearing...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Ray Israel has just a few more gray hairs than most men preparing to celebrate their 20th birthday. Though he believes that he's "no different from anybody else," Israel is actually a part of a small sampling of the world's population -- 0.0684 percent, according to various sources -- who can pack on the years without technically getting old. Israel...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Alana Weiner, a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, is standing up for Israel by attempting to increase its visibility on campus, and thereby heighten an appreciation of the country's many achievements among her fellow students. She plans to do this thanks to a new fellowship program developed by a group called StandWithUs. StandWithUs is an international, nonprofit, Israel education...
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