Thursday, April 17, 2014 Nisan 17, 5774
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
Growing up in Wynnefield, a neighborhood that was once mainly Jewish, was kind of idyllic, according to H. Jeffrey Newman. "I really didn't experience any anti-Semitism until I was a new hire, eating lunch in the executive dining room at Proctor & Gamble in Cincinnati," he said. Having earned an undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA...
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
"Teach a man a trade or put him in the way of business so that he may earn an honest livelihood and not be forced to hold out his hand for charity." This is what Maimonides wrote about the highest principle of his eight levels of tzedakah - helping a person help himself. A program of the Center for Social...
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The so-called "Arab spring" has given way to a broiling, unstable summer, according to the head of a Center City think-tank. To be sure, said Harvey Sicherman, president and director of the Foreign Policy Research Institute, the hope for stability generated by orderly elections by the Iraqis, the Palestinian Authority and the Lebanese may be wilting in the heat of...
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Shifting a synagogue three-quarters of a mile may not sound like much - especially when it's from one side of City Avenue to the other - but for members of Overbrook Park's Congregation Beth Hamedrosh, it's become a herculean task, albeit one that moved one step closer to completion. On July 27, the Lower Merion Township Board of Commissioners granted...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Abington Township was recertified as a "No Place for Hate" community at last month's Board of Commissioners meeting, marking the third year in a row the municipality has received the distinction. Administered by the Anti-Defamation League, the program encourages towns to adopt a zero-tolerance policy against racism. To become such a community, a town must implement three activities to help...
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