Sunday, February 1, 2015 Shevat 12, 5775
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
One night, while working his beat in a rough section of Kensington, Philadelphia police officer Jeff Rabinovitch was assaulted by a woman who was drunk. He instinctively grabbed her arm, twisted his body and brought her to the ground. It wasn't too hard, he said, considering that he'd practiced the move just the night before -- in Krav Maga class...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Although the number of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States dropped for the third consecutive year, according to the Anti-Defamation League, the group noted that there is still plenty of reason for concern. In 2007, there were 1,357 incidents of vandalism, harassment and other acts of hate against Jewish individuals, property or communal institutions throughout the United States, according to...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
It's a truism that countless wars have been fought over religion. But still, it has always troubled thinkers and the faithful that something by nature so peaceful and spiritual should so frequently result in stirring up murderous passions. One way to overcome this, according to a diverse scholarly panel, is to develop a deeper understanding of and respect for other...
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A year ago, an alternative spring-break trip afforded University of Pennsylvania student Sam Adelsberg the opportunity to witness firsthand the many, still-difficult, even grim realities of life in post-Katrina New Orleans, an experience that both haunted him and fermented a desire to return to the Crescent City and do more. At the same time, the Brooklyn-born Modern Orthodox student had...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
With the Iraq war a key issue in the upcoming presidential election, a four-star general told a local audience last week that whoever wins the race will have "to think long and hard" about the future of Iraqi society before deciding to pull U.S. troops from the region completely. Now that America has become deeply involved in the fate of...
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