Thursday, August 28, 2014 Elul 2, 5774

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A Philadelphia-area rabbi details the trauma and drama in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon attack. It wasn't the first close encounter with terror for this Jewish spiritual leader.
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The Jewish professional basketball team that made its mark on sports history got its own historical marker in Philadelphia.
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Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Gilles Bernheim resigned this week as chief rabbi of France after admitting to several instances of plagiarism and falsely using an academic title.
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Local Jewish groups may not have been part of the full-court press directed at Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey on gun control but they made their voices heard.
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A small South Philadelphia shul that was nearly demolished by the city was selected to be one of the sites of an upcoming festival that stages cutting-edge art and music installations at historic places. Shivtei Yeshuron-Ezras Israel, a three-story, storefront shul on South 4 th Street founded by immigrants in 1909, was selected as one of nine sites hosting the...
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