Sunday, November 23, 2014 Kislev 1, 5775
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Ryan Teitman
Throughout its 160 years, Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park has retained its devotion to the spirit of social justice. From its first rabbi -- an abolitionist who led the congregation during the Civil War period -- to the synagogue's recent relief efforts in response to Hurricane Katrina, K.I. has kept the focus on helping those in need. It...
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The Judeo-Christian values that shaped America during its founding years have created the best nation in known history for the Jewish people, according to radio host and columnist Dennis Prager. These values were there from the nation's very beginning, he argued, with founder fathers like Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin believing that their exodus from England echoed the Jewish exodus...
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Like it or not, the United States is embroiled in the Middle East. But according to conventional wisdom, American involvement in the region began shortly after World War II, and American foreign policy coalesced with the onset of the Cold War and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Fueling these developments was the decline of French and English influence in the area, as...
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Whether helping children as a bus attendant or assisting them as a classroom aide, June Brown did everything with a "heart of gold," said longtime friend and co-worker Donna Clark. Brown, 55, of West Kensington, died after she was struck by a Philadelphia school-district bus Feb. 6 at the Widener bus garage in Olney, according to the Philadelphia Police Department...
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Orthodox feminists gather to analyze ups and downs
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New York — The participants at the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance's international conference hardly looked like rebels. Some cradled babies; others wore long skirts or various types of head coverings. Many davened during breaks. Still, they came with a cause. In ways large and small, these individuals are attempting to rethink -- even reshape -- certain aspects of Orthodox Judaism...
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