Sunday, January 25, 2015 Shevat 5, 5775

By:
Zach Pontz, JE Feature
As a schoolboy growing up in Weiden, a city located at the time in the U.S.-occupied zone of Germany, near the Czechoslovak border, Dr. Michael Brenner often found himself one of only two Jews present in class. Michael Brenner often found himself one of only two Jews present in class. The problem was, as he put it, "the other Jew...
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Elaine Glass teaches Jacob Werner (left) and David Murphy how to braid challah during a "Discover Shabbat!" program at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel's Blue Bell Campus. Part of K.I.'s new "Discover Judaism!," the series for children ages 4 through 7 continues with "Discover Chanukah!" at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6. For more information, call 215-887-8704.
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By:
Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Dr. M. Zhudi Jasser told a local audience recently that running a government based on Sharia law is contrary to the messages in the Koran. He also insisted that Muslims should stop portraying themselves as victims around the world, and that imams should keep politics out of the mosque. While these statements sound as if they would best suit a...
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By:
Jared Shelly, JE Feature
With synagogue leaders donning hard hats and children singing songs, a group of 150 gathered outside of Temple Brith Achim to celebrate the groundbreaking for a new addition to the shul. The Powell Center for Lifelong Learning will bring 6,300 square feet of much-needed new space to the King of Prussia synagogue; in addition, about 1,200 square feet of existing...
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By:
Jared Shelly, JE Feature
The idea of promoting peace in the Middle East by transforming governments into democracies has unquestionably failed, according to one foreign-policy expert, leaving the United States searching for a definitive policy in one of the most volatile regions of the world. "This has left us at one of those rare moments when the playing field is suddenly made level for...
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