Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Elul 1, 5774

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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
In order to fully understand Middle Eastern politics and society, you must first grasp the underlying basis of Arab culture -- specifically, the tribal organization central to life in the region, according to anthropologist and author Philip Carl Salzman. During a lunchtime event held last week at the Center City law firm of Pepper Hamilton, about 50 people gathered to...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Kolot: The Center for Jewish Women's and Gender Studies of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote received a grant that will allow the organization to continue offering its courses and programming in Judaism, and in gender and feminist theory, to rabbinical students and the community alike, noted its director, Lori Hope Lefkovitz. She explained that a $75,000 grant from the...
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In many respects, Roald Hoffmann, a Nobel Prize winner in chemistry and a Holocaust survivor, could be said to view scientific inquiry through a spiritual lens. At the same time, he's been known to examine religion with a microscopic exactitude. During a recent speech and subsequent interview, the co-author of Old Wine New Flasks: Reflections on Science and Jewish Tradition...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Israel will launch a "full-scale military operation" to stop cross-border rocket attacks from Gaza by late March or early April, an active reserve officer with the Israel Defense Force predicted. Elliot Chodoff, 52, an IDF major who deals with strategy and tactics, estimated that the Jewish state would not attempt to occupy Gaza during such a future operation, but instead...
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When Gelt Financial Corporation -- a commercial lender founded by Northeast Philadelphia native Jack Miller -- purchased a small bank in 2006, it did so in the hopes of implementing a specific business model. According to Miller, the plan involved turning the Public Savings Bank -- founded in the 1920s in Willow Groove -- into a virtual bank. The idea...
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