Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774

For the fourth straight year, Pennsylvania and Delaware have experienced a decline in the number of reported anti-Semitic incidents, according to the Anti-Defamation League’s annual audit of such cases.
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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William had their first child. The baby boy was born in a Jewish-funded hospital wing at 4:24 p.m. London time, weighing 8 pounds 6 ounces.
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Two people from the region with knowledge of contemporary Polish Jewry say that while the recent ban on kosher slaughter in Poland should not be overlooked, the legislation is also not cause for panic about growing anti-Semitism in the country.
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The rabbi who recorded the comments that led to the late Helen Thomas’s downfall recalls that he sought advice from Philadelphia’s Rabbi Abraham Shemtov about how to deal with the media firestorm.
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U.S. Olympian Aly Raisman lit the torch at the opening ceremony of the 19th Maccabiah Games, which features a record number of nearly 9,000 athletes.
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