Wednesday, May 6, 2015 Iyyar 17, 5775

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Forget the big communal question of whether children of intermarried couples can ever feel completely Jewish - the roughly 65 teens and parents at a recent interfaith symposium focused on the practical challenges they face, from discussing faith with their partners to managing in-laws. Members of Kol Ami, a Reform synagogue in Elkins Park organized the "Interfaith Roller Coaster."
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Rabbi Miri Gold's paycheck looks the same today as it did six months ago, despite the Israeli attorney general's May decision that Reform and Conservative rabbis in certain parts of the country must receive the same wages as their Orthodox counterparts.
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Maccabi USA honored more than 20 “legends and heroes” of the Maccabiah Games with Philadelphia-area ties at an Oct. 22 Gala event in Center City. The honorees included Dolph Schayes, the first coach of the Philadelphia 76ers; Tal Brody, the Israeli basketball standout who grew up in Trenton, N.J., and Julian Krinsky, the camp owner and former professional tennis player...
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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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WASHINGTON (JTA) — Ninety-seven percent of U.S. and Canadian college campuses report no anti-Israel or anti-Semitic events, and the campus-based anti-Israel divestment effort has failed, according to a new study. The American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise released the find­ings of its new study, “Israel and the Campus: The Real Story,” on Tuesday. Mitchell Bard, AICE’s executive director, and Jeff Dawson, the private...
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