Thursday, December 25, 2014 Tevet 3, 5775
Rally addresses Darfur, and modern genocide
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Carrying posters that read "Not on our watch" and " Lo l'olam od " - or "Never again," in Hebrew - American Jews from across the denominational and political spectrum demonstrated in the nation's capital on Sunday, joining a coalition of religious and ethnic groups that called for an end to the ongoing genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan...
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The potential of a nuclear-armed Iran, whose president has called repeatedly for Israel to be wiped off the map, represents the single gravest threat to international stability and American security, according to John R. Bolton, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. "Time is not on our side in this matter," he stressed during a speech last week at the Park-Hyatt...
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After the board of directors at the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School voted last month to consolidate its Bucks County branch with the Forman Center in Elkins Park, 33 young people were left wondering where they will go to school next year. So far, 10 families have committed to sending their children to Forman, according to Stuart Appel,...
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Each new moon offers women's groups their modus vivendi
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On a recent Thursday evening, five women were sprawled out on Neely Snyder's living-room couch - their shoes off, and their feet tucked underneath them or resting casually on the coffee table. The conversation jumped from the fresh produce at the local farmers market to their Philadelphia neighborhood, Mount Airy, being featured on Page 277 of the April issue of...
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When Mikhail Gorbachev came to power in the Soviet Union in the mid-1980s, and began opening up the country to permit more individual freedoms, Sofiya Gutman - a teacher who'd worked as a writer for the Soviet daily newspaper, Pravda - took it as an opportunity to help Jews around the country organize. In 1986, she developed the Jewish cultural...
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