Thursday, October 30, 2014 Heshvan 6, 5775

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Back in 1994, the Anti-Defamation League rankled leaders of the evangelical Christian community with its report titled "The Religious Right: The Assault on Tolerance and Pluralism in America," which asserted that groups such as Pat Robertson's Christian Coalition were working to lower barriers separating church and state. Such a breakdown would, implicitly, make it more difficult for Jews and other...
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A conservative columnist and author told a local audience last week that if Western nations want to weather the brewing storm of radical Islam, they must display more confidence in their own cultures. More than that, he stated simply, they must produce more babies. Mark Steyn, author of America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It ,...
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Sandra Roberts, the teacher behind a middle-school Holocaust-awareness project in rural Tennessee that garnered international attention and praise, recently paid a visit to Gratz College in Melrose Park, where she spoke on the importance of teaching tolerance and cultural diversity to children. Roberts -- "the teacher who started it all," as the advertisement for the program described her -- was...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Business leaders in Pennsylvania have been given a choice: Let the government decide how their tax money will be spent, or steer a chunk of it toward providing scholarship opportunities for primary-and secondary-school students. For many, it's a no-brainer. The Education Improvement Tax Credit Program -- set up by the state of Pennsylvania -- offers businesses a tax credit that...
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Preschool children gather to help needy families this holiday season at Beth Sholom Goldman Preschool in Elkins Park. The children bought, sorted and wrapped presents to support the "MOM Mobile," an organization dedicated to single mothers and families who might not otherwise be able to afford gifts for their children. The project is part of the "Mitzvah Malkah" program, built...
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