Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Elul 7, 5774

Thousands of volunteers engaged in projects throughout the area Sunday as part of Mitzvah Mania, sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. The Mural Arts Project (left) at the Taggart Elementary School, 400 S. Porter St., gave folks the chance to fashion a legacy to the contributions Jews have made in South Philly. The design was created by muralist...
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A former Knesset member from the left-wing Meretz Party told a Philadelphia audience that Americans who care about Israel should be as concerned with the Jewish state's domestic challenges as they are with its struggle to ensure its security and make peace with its neighbors. "There is a sense that the conflict is the 'be all and end all.' But...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
For many day-school students, it would be difficult to imagine Shabbat services held not in a decorative sanctuary, but in a small white room, where the "Torahs" are really just makeshift paper constructions, and the prayers are not led by a rabbi, but by someone no different than the rest of the congregation. Such is life in the middle of...
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More than 1,000 pro-Israel advocates are set to gather in Philadelphia on Oct. 28 and Oct. 29 for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual summit. The two-day event -- to be held here for the first time -- will feature appearances by American and Israeli politicians, including former Israeli Prime Minister and current Defense Minister Ehud Barak. The Center...
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The Iran issue may be a bit of a wild card in the 2008 presidential primaries, to say nothing of the general election, according to columnist Dick Polman. Will voters ultimately reward tough talk on Iran? Or will it make the majority of the electorate skittish about the prospects of another war, considering how unpopular the conflict in Iraq has...
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