Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774

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Though author Nathan Englander readily admits that he's veered away from his observant upbringing, Jewish themes pervade his work, including his latest collection of short stories, What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, the featured title for this year's "One Book One Jewish Community."
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Yaron Sideman, Israel’s new consul general in the region, last week deliverered separate speeches on the floors of the Pennsylvania House and Senate — a rare courtesy granted to someone who is not part of the legislature. “The relationship between Israel and the United States is deeply rooted in” shared values, Sideman said in his Oct. 16 speech. “It is...
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To save costs, the Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia has halved the number of hospitals its chaplaincy program serves.
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Ben Sales and Neil Rubin, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Activist Anat Hoffman is no stranger to confrontations with Israeli police for wearing a tallit while leading women's prayer services at the Western Wall. Last week, however, was the first time she was actually arrested, a turn of events that seems to be galvanizing liberal Jewish groups in the United States and Israel
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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli and U.S. troops began their largest-ever joint aerial defense exercise this week. Austere Challenge 12, which began Sunday, is part of a training exercise designed to increase military cooperation between the United States and Israel. Its planning began more than two years ago and is not a response to specific events in the Middle East, the...
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