Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Av 2, 5774

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Time seemed to slow as a lone actor in a stained tallis commanded the Gershman Y auditorium, beseeching God -- in Yiddish -- not to break the souls of his people as they died fighting the Nazis in the Warsaw ghetto. An hour later, the somber mood lifted as a Turkish/Eastern European-infused harmonica ensemble took over the stage. This was...
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Two Jewish Democratic lawmakers who sit on the State Senate's education committee recently found themselves on opposite sides of a heated Harrisburg debate over taxpayer-funded school vouchers. State Sen. Andy Dinniman's support for the voucher bill helped pass it out of committee, but he's got serious reservations about the measure and says he may ultimately oppose it. State Sen. Daylin...
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Young professionals and college students still thirsty for learning after Limmud can find all sorts of "Topics on Tap" brewing at a Center City bar. For 10 weeks this spring, participants cram into the upstairs room at the Raven Lounge for free sessions on subjects ranging the gamut of Jewish life. The program has evolved since it started 21/2 years...
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The state and stature of American Jewish museums was "Exhibit A" last week at the annual conference of the institutions' directors and programmers, held at the spanking new National Museum of American Jewish History. Gathered at the museum on Independence Mall -- with tours and side trips to such nearby sites as the Constitution Center and Temple Judea Museum at...
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Temple University's Kornberg School of Dentistry is seeking funds to send up to four dental students for a short trip to Israel as part of a new partnership with the Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Dental Medicine. In early December, both schools signed an agreement to promote academic progress, cultural enrichment and friendship by exchanging faculty and pre- and post-doctoral students,...
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