Sunday, April 20, 2014 Nisan 20, 5774

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Ryan Teitman
With the fifth anniversary of Sept. 11 still in the news, the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia invited former Secretary of Defense and U.S. Sen. William S. Cohen to answer a question posed in the title of its program, "9/11: Are We More Secure Five Years Later?" His quick response to the question that framed the night's topic was one...
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Kurt Herman was just a little boy when three American Jews plucked him out of Nazi Europe, and whisked him to safety. He didn't know what group the three represented, but even at 9 years old, he knew enough to credit the trio with saving his life. Now, 67 years later and living in Philadelphia, Herman knows his benefactors well...
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The pope's recent speech on Islam opened a Pandora's box in the Arab world: Churches were torched in the West Bank, effigies lit in Iraq, and condemnations flooded in from angry Muslim leaders. But according to Abdallah Schleifer -- a veteran Arab news journalist and director of Al Arabiya's Washington bureau -- the media, and not the papacy, might have...
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Rather than going into the office -- business as usual -- 15 employees of Premier Brokerage Services in Jenkintown did something a little different on a recent workday: They cooked and packaged dinners to be distributed to low-income, isolated or homebound seniors. And they were paid for it. The insurance and financial-service employees donned aprons and hair nets while preparing...
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Ryan Teitman
While Jewish families fasted on Yom Kippur, one nonprofit group asked them to go a step further this year, and remember those who experience hunger on a regular basis. On the holiday, Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger encouraged families to donate money that would have been spent on meals during their roughly 24-hour period of fasting. The organization has...
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