Tuesday, March 3, 2015 AdarI 12, 5775
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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
For Bethany Bier, the challenges facing Israel are one of the main reasons that she's packing up her life here and moving to the Jewish state. "There, things are tough," she said. "Life is not usually easy for most people, but I think that makes people more in touch with themselves." At the beginning of September, the 22-year-old will board...
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When you think of ordinary people performing extraordinary acts, names like Oskar Schindler, Rosa Parks and Yoni Netanyahu might come to mind. These individuals are revered for achieving the monumental: saving more than a thousand Jews from Nazi concentration camps; helping end racial segregation in the Deep South; fighting to the death to rescue hostages as part of the infamous...
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No one could say there's a dearth of Israel trip options for high-schoolers. Among other organizations, Young Judea, the B'nai B'rith Youth Organization, the North American Federation of Temple Youth and United Synagogue Youth offer summer sojourns to the Jewish state. But while these programs represent a variety of different Jewish interests and organizations (Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of...
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A growing number of college and university presidents, both nationally and regionally, have signed on to a petition, circulated by the American Jewish Committee, that condemns the proposed British academic boycott of Israel, and expresses solidarity with Israeli colleges and research institutions. The initiative came as a backlash to the May vote by the University and College Union of the...
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Imagine taking a walk from the historic sites of Old City, passing by City Hall, then the skyscrapers along Market Street, and eventually ending up at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In the August heat, you'd likely wind up covered in perspiration, as well as being downright pooped. But with the development of a new computer program called "Virtual Philadelphia,"...
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