Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Elul 21, 5774

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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, or CAMERA, is helping to sharpen Israel's image in the eyes of adolescents. The Boston-based group has just released "Eyes on Israel," a secondary-school curriculum currently being used by more than 500 Jewish educators and institutions around the globe, including Stern Hebrew High School in Philadelphia and the Jewish Community...
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Harold Levenson and Milt Salamon, a pair of World War II veterans, arrived more than two hours early to Abington High School on Oct. 3 in order to get as close as possible to the speaker's podium. The two were part of an estimated crowd of 6,000 that turned out to hear Barack Obama's first speech in the area since...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Though great strides have been made in combatting bigotry, it now "travels the globe in nanoseconds, protected by the anonymity" of the Internet, said Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, in a recent lecture at Main Line Reform Temple, Beth Elohim. "We have not eradicated [anti-Semitism], and now, on the Internet, it's very heavy." The scientists behind the...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Janna Friedman, a licensed clinical social worker, described how she once listened to a female client who confided in her about the constant fighting going on in her marriage -- how her husband put her down all the time and controlled the family's finances. That was when Friedman saw "red flags" flying everywhere. These women are "not even aware it's...
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The editor of the Jewish Exponent , Jonathan S. Tobin, will be leaving the newspaper to become executive editor of Commentary magazine. Bennett L. Aaron, chairman of the Jewish Publishing Group said in a statement: "We thank Jonathan Tobin for 10 highly successful years as editor of our newspaper. We will miss his professionalism, but wish him well in his...
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