Friday, December 26, 2014 Tevet 4, 5775

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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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While walking through a South Florida flea market with his longtime wife, Judith, several years ago, Johanan Zelikovsky, 86, noticed an ambulance marked with Hebrew and English lettering. After some inquiry, the Zelikovskys realized that the vehicle was set to be donated to Israel. Since the couple lived there before immigrating to the United States in the 1950s, they both...
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Al Perloff never intended to ask Geri Richman out. But when his previously scheduled date for the evening called to cancel, he turned to the cashier and bookkeeper at his father's Upper Darby meat market as a viable replacement. "I looked at her in the cash box and said, 'Would you like to go out with me?' She was more...
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Israel possesses the intelligence and capability to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons, according to Efraim Halevy, who served as the head of Israel's intelligence agency, the Mossad, from 1998-2002. "You must assume that we know more than probably many people think we know," said Halevy, who spoke Monday to about 100 people at the law offices of Ballard Spahr...
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The compelling voices of the Israeli Choir - somber, yet somehow, also projecting a childlike innocence and even hope - reverberated throughout Beth Sholom Congregation's sanctuary. At their most basic level, the Hebrew words conveyed a powerful connection to the State of Israel, as well as the losses the young country has had to bear throughout its 58-year history. More...
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