Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775

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The new director of Temple University's Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Center for American Jewish History hopes to use the organization's resources to raise the level of scholarship and discourse on the subject. It's an initiative Michael Alexander - who was appointed earlier this year, several months after the death of Murray Friedman, the center's first director - predicts will get...
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At a local National Day of Prayer event, where religious tolerance and cooperation were the themes of the day, philanthropist Irvin J. Borowsky announced the creation of a $1 million fund to aid and reward the work of religious leaders who teach pluralism. "We want to recognize those who are dedicated to making a difference by teaching acceptance of the...
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Ever since spending his sophomore semester abroad in Egypt nearly a decade ago, Yis Tigay has dreamed of bringing a part of the Middle East back to Philadelphia. That dream came to fruition in February when he and a business partner opened Shouk, a restaurant in Philadelphia that combines the cultures of Egypt with the tastes of Israel. "There are...
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Without offering any predictions but still giving plenty of specifics, former National Security Adviser Sandy Berger told a Main Line crowd this week that the United States better decide quickly how to deal with an ascendant China. "Ours is the most important bilateral relationship in the world," Berger said on Sunday before nearly 400 people gathered in the main sanctuary...
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After almost 16 years as head of Akiba Hebrew Academy, Rabbi Philip Field will be leaving the position and moving to Israel, according to a recent announcement released by the board of the Merion Station school. Said Field, of Bala Cynwyd: "There were rumors for awhile because my kids were making aliyah, and my love for Israel and the school's...
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