Thursday, November 27, 2014 Kislev 5, 5775
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
To be successful in dealing with international adversaries like Iran, the United States must engage in bilateral negotiations, according to Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.). Just this week, the senator's wish for direct talks with Iran came to fruition, though the subjects for discussion at the meeting were strictly relegated to the Iraq war and Iran's suspected involvement in funding, training...
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The new Kesher curriculum for fifth-graders at Temple Judea of Bucks County is aimed at connecting to Israel, and the capstone of the year was a simulated "tour of Israel" given by the students for their families. Zach "Mordecai" Teitel welcomes folks to a replica of the Underwater Observatory Marine Park in Eilat, Israel's southernmost tip. An assortment of "fish"...
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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
Like many cities in the former Soviet Union, Kerch -- today part of Ukraine -- didn't permit much in the way of Jewish life and practice during the greater part of the 20th century. But after the Ukrainian state declared independence in 1991, a movement for Jewish renewal began, and a congregation was born in the seaport city. According to...
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Thanks to a little mazel, no Cub or Boy Scout pack has ever picked -- or been randomly assigned -- the number 613. So when Center City mom Nora Tillman filled out the paperwork to start a new Jewish scouting troop, she immediately decided to name it after the number of commandments enumerated in the Five Books of Moses. "This...
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Rabbi Alan J. Iser of Congregation Or Shalom recites Kaddish after completing the burial of worn-out prayerbooks at Haym Salomon Memorial Park in Frazer. In keeping with ancient Jewish tradition, the service was similar to that of burying a person who used the sacred texts themselves, with psalms, readings and even a eulogy offered by the rabbi.
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