Saturday, August 23, 2014 Av 27, 5774

By:
Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Despite the fact that a campus Jewish group initially -- and quite vociferously -- opposed the choice of former Secretary of State James Baker as keynote speaker, this year's commencement at the University of Pennsylvania proceeded without a hitch. When the educational institution first announced Baker as its choice, a student group called the Penn Israel Coalition cited Baker's previous...
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By:
Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
Some rode bicycles, others walked or ran, but all who participated in Temple Beth Hillel/Beth El's sixth annual Tzedakah-thon last weekend added fire to the synagogue's major philanthropic campaign. The event -- held this past Sunday morning under sunny skies -- generated more than $30,000 for local and Israeli charities, including "A Package From Home," the Schneider Children's Medical Center...
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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
Torture and warrantless wiretapping have been methods used to fight the war on terror -- and they've also become hot-button political issues in recent months, especially since the power shift in the U.S. Congress following the last election. Still, the likely venue for the final verdict on these methodologies -- and the burgeoning controversies that swirl around them -- will...
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By:
Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
On the day of Uriel Palti's Bar Mitzvah in 1967, his elderly grandfather shared with him his doubts that he would ever see the holy sites of the Old City. Still, the older man said, he held out hope that one day, his grandson might be granted that great gift. (Beginning in 1948 with the establishment of Israel, many sacred...
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By:
Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
The array of brightly colored flowers seemed to glow, despite the overcast skies on a recent weekday, as the residents at the Evelyn and Daniel Tabas House unveiled an appropriate Mother's Day gift for Evelyn Rome Tabas: a new garden dedicated to her on the grounds of the property. Daniel and Evelyn Rome Tabas donated funds in 2002 to Federation...
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