Friday, August 22, 2014 Av 26, 5774

A local rabbi who is no stranger to controversy has called on the Catholic community to condemn what he called an anti-Semitic email written by the head of the Catholic League. The controversy stems from an article that Rabbi Arthur Waskow, director of the Shalom Center, wrote for The Huffington Post criticizing the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the...
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Tom Smith, the Republican hoping to unseat U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), may not be familiar with the Yiddish term mensch -- at least not until this week -- nor has he yet visited the Jewish state, though he hopes to one day. But the one-time coal miner-turned-coal executive from western Pennsylvania's Armstrong County says he is confident that his...
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Allison Kaplan Sommer, Jewish Exponent Feature
The six ponytailed young women in Tel Aviv's Hayarkon Park tossed balls back and forth as they ran down the field, catching and cradling them in the nets at the end of their wooden sticks. A young Israeli man passing by on his way to a soccer game in the next field stopped, stared curiously for a while and finally...
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Jonathan Saft, First Person
Jewish Federation has always received a lot of attention at my family dinners. No conversation between my mother, campaign vice chair Ellyn Golder Saft, and grandfather, former general chair Bob Golder, can be complete without an update regarding what is happening in fundraising at the Federation. Over the years, for the most part, I sat at the table oblivious. Of...
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June 27, 2012 - Deborah Hirsch, Jewish Exponent Staff Despite purportedly good intentions, a banner bearing a swastika embedded in a star of David that was flown along the New Jersey and New York shore Saturday ignited a hailstorm of criticism. According to proswastika.org , the web address listed on the banner next to a swastika, peace sign and heart...
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