Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Elul 28, 5774

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Though the Passover seder may be the religious rite that's most familiar to the majority of Jews, a University of Pennsylvania professor recently posited that these same individuals may, in fact, be unaware or misinformed about the origins of the assorted rituals they recite year in and year out. Dr. Jeffrey H. Tigay told an overflow crowd gathered on a...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
With the Iraq war a key issue in the upcoming presidential election, a four-star general told a local audience last week that whoever wins the race will have "to think long and hard" about the future of Iraqi society before deciding to pull U.S. troops from the region completely. Now that America has become deeply involved in the fate of...
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A year ago, an alternative spring-break trip afforded University of Pennsylvania student Sam Adelsberg the opportunity to witness firsthand the many, still-difficult, even grim realities of life in post-Katrina New Orleans, an experience that both haunted him and fermented a desire to return to the Crescent City and do more. At the same time, the Brooklyn-born Modern Orthodox student had...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
It's a truism that countless wars have been fought over religion. But still, it has always troubled thinkers and the faithful that something by nature so peaceful and spiritual should so frequently result in stirring up murderous passions. One way to overcome this, according to a diverse scholarly panel, is to develop a deeper understanding of and respect for other...
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Rep. John Sabatina of the 174th District visited the Paley Early Learning Center and presented a citation from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to director Sandy Chernow, and preschoolers Riley Treegoob (left) and Aaron Heller. The Paley Center is one of the few centers in the region to become a Keystone Stars 4A Center. This means it has been reaccredited by...
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