Thursday, October 23, 2014 Tishri 29, 5775
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Toba Spitzer thinks it's no big deal that she happens to be the first openly gay rabbi to head the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association -- or, for that matter, any major Jewish clerical association in the United States. After all, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College was the first to admit openly gay and lesbian students in 1984 and endorse the ordination of...
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Following a five-year stint in South Africa where she created a gourmet cookie company from the ground up -- hiring residents of an impoverished township near Cape Town as employees -- Alicia D. Polak is back to market her products and promote her venture. Polak, a one-time investment banker who traveled the world, argues that a socially responsible, for-profit business...
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Haverford College political scientist Harvey Glickman stated during a recent presentation that various population studies now show that Muslims, and not Jews, represent the largest non-Christian religious group in the United States. Glickman, also a fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, said that estimates as to the number of Muslims residing in America range from between 3 million to...
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Jewish Children's Folkshul student Malachi Shapiro, age 5, helps load a cart of food to deliver to the Mitzvah Food Pantry at the JCC Kaiserman in Wynnewood. The folkshul, which meets Sundays at the Springside School in Chestnut Hill, has recently raised more than $1,200 for the hungry.
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A woman holds a sign of protest near the Iranian mission to the United Nations in New York this past December to protest the concurrent Holocaust-denial conference in Tehran. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahamadinejad told participants that Israel will "soon disappear," as did the Soviet Union. This makes Philadelphia's annual memorial ceremony for the Six Million Jewish Martyrs -- Sunday, April...
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