Sunday, July 5, 2015 Tammuz 18, 5775
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It looked as if State Rep. John Perzel (R-District 172), one of the most powerful figures in Harrisburg, would have the last laugh. But a backbench lawmaker from Montgomery County with little statewide name recognition and no New Year's Eve plans made a late night phone call that was heard round the state -- the one that ultimately foiled Perzel's...
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As a biblical scholar, Ellen Frankel sees the Torah as a sacred, absolute text. But when it comes to issues of gender, Frankel -- the author of a women's commentary on the Torah, among other books -- feels that the work of God could stand for a little revision. As the editor-in-chief of the Jewish Publication Society explained it, "I...
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The name Josef Mengele is synonymous with the perverse "medical experiments" conducted by the Nazis on concentration camp inmates. Mengele -- who eluded capture after the war and died in Brazil in 1978 -- was a doctor at Auschwitz, where he conducted dubious research that killed many inmates, and was often the one who selected which inmates would be immediately...
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Kids dance with Elmo at the first-ever Chanukah event to take place at Sesame Place in Langhorne. More than 400 people came to a kosher dinner event sponsored by the Center for Jewish Life and Learning.
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Ryan Teitman
"We know that the Jewish community is considerably grayer than the general population," said Rabbi Dayle A. Friedman. "It's something that people have been afraid to acknowledge." Nearly 25 percent of the Jewish population is over the age of 60, according to Friedman, yet the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote where she now works is one of the few Jewish...
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