Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775

The American Jewish Committee’s Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Chapter has unveiled a new program aimed at educating foreign diplomats based in the Philadelphia region about the concerns of Israel and the American Jewish community. Through its Diplomatic Liaison Initiative, AJC is seeking to deepen its relationships with the roughly 35 diplomatic consuls in the Philadelphia region, the majority of...
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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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