Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775

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Why would someone who witnessed a rape decide not to call the police? Should Pennsylvania State University football coach Joe Paterno have been fired for something that happened under his watch even if he wasn't directly involved? These were the big questions posed to students at the Perelman Jewish Day School's Saligman Middle School last week as they gathered to...
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Win Htay gives a glimmer of a shy smile as she holds up a delicate, hand-crocheted yarmulke. The 28-year-old had never heard of a yarmulke until she came here four years ago, resettled by HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia as she fled political and military repression in Myanmar.
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Ben Sales, JTA
Benjamin Netan­yahu survived the Knesset elections on Jan. 22 to serve another term as prime minister but his party shrunk, his opponents grew and his challengers multiplied.
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Just outside the entrance to Mikveh Israel's sanctuary, a display case houses replicas of letters to the historic congregation from three American presidents: George Washington in 1790, Abraham Lincoln in 1862 and Franklin D. Roosevelt, who in 1940 offered congratulations on the shul's 200th anniversary. These days, though, the focus at the Old City, Sephardi congregation that sits on Independence...
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Stuart Green of Lafayette Hill, a member of the Republican Jewish Coalition for 20 years, usually has a good sense early on who he's going to back for president. Not this time.
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