Sunday, July 5, 2015 Tammuz 18, 5775

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A week into the semester, University of Pennsylvania students have begun organizing a grass-roots Shabbat dinner program and, with support from the larger Jewish community, a public lecture from Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz as a response to a fast-approaching national conference promoting boycott, divestment and sanctions against the Jewish state. The university has distanced itself from the conference, slated...
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Avi Romanoff spent months preparing to play the role of former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman in a mock school primary. The 15-year-old sophomore at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy in Bryn Mawr scoured the presidential hopeful's website and followed the political coverage. He also watched as many of the GOP presidential debates as he could, not only to learn...
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An evangelical pastor from Uganda who recently began preaching support for Israel is being treated in an Israeli hospital after he was attacked with acid in the capital of the central African nation. A Main Line woman helped the pastor get to Israel and receive the care he needed. Pastor Umar Mulinde, 38, arrived in Israel on Jan. 5 for...
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In the fall of 2001, South Philadelphia photographer Zoe Strauss first displayed a series of images on concrete columns beneath a vacant, elevated section of I-95. Then 31 years old, she lacked formal training, hadn't attended college and had owned her 35-mm camera for a little more than a year. But she dreamed big. An autodidact armed with vast knowledge...
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Between raising two young boys in Merion Station and working as an organizational consultant, Lisa Kollisch Gottesman said she never had time to keep up her former involvement in choral singing. But at a friend's urging, last week she joined the Unity Choir, an annual collaboration of Zion Baptist Church, Main Line Reform Temple-Beth Elohim and Beth Am Israel. Just...
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