Saturday, July 4, 2015 Tammuz 17, 5775
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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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On his first visit to the Jewish state, U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-District 8) met with many of Israel's top elected officials, including Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, but the freshman lawmaker said that an encounter with a 5-year-old boy whose family lives in the beleaguered town of Sederot turned out to be the most memorable. "I want to grow up...
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