Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Elul 21, 5774

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And then there were 14. Twenty-six people were supposed to participate in the Philly Pride Mission, the first-ever gay and lesbian mission to Israel sponsored by a local federation -- in this case, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. In theory, it was groundbreaking; after all, you'd expect that "first" to go to San Francisco, New York, Miami, even Chicago...
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Elad Fishfeder is your typical Israeli. He's swarthy, thick-haired, lithe, with that hospitable persistence all too common in the Middle East. "Take a paper, take one," he says. "Here, one more even," insists the 30-year-old writer. He's typical, all right, save for an important difference: Fishfeder is religious, and he's also gay. Wearing a kipah and all that it entails...
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Community support for Israel through Federation's Israel Emergency Fund is rapidly growing. In addition to more and more community leaders coming to the aid of Israelis through generous support and contributions, the number of area synagogues supporting the fund has increased over the past two weeks from 20 to 50 congregations. During this year's High Holiday services, this growing list...
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In recent years, Israeli restaurants have come into their own, but replicating those tasty and exotic dishes has not been easy for the home chef. Now, with the publication of What's Cooking? at Hadassah College in Jerusalem, that task has been made much easier. The educational institution -- located in the heart of Jerusalem and sponsored by Hadassah: The Women's...
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July 4, 1976 is a date often recalled with great joy by Israelis, to say nothing of knowledgeable Jews all over the world. That's the day -- which just happened to correspond to the American bicentennial -- when Israel pulled off one of the most daring and successful military operations in its short history, a day in which counterterrorism proved...
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