Tuesday, December 23, 2014 Tevet 1, 5775

Jared Shelly

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On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, members of the American Jewish Committee were set to gather in New York City to discuss how the United States might reduce its dependence on foreign oil. When the terrorists attacked the the twin towers at the World Trade Center, the purpose behind this modest gathering took on even greater significance, according to...
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In the early years of the 20th century, American Jews had an ambivalent relationship with sports. The stereotype had it that Jewish mothers did everything in their power to keep their precious sons from playing football or stepping into a boxing ring. And yet, in time, there were many great Jewish athletes -- and as fans, Jews proved themselves to...
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After a daytime motorcycle accident left a man with severe internal bleeding, Avi Gordon and an ambulance team rushed to the scene. The victim was lying on the street in Petach Tikvah, a busy suburb of Tel Aviv. Gordon carefully stabilized the man by strapping him onto a backboard while another responder slowly removed his helmet and started to administer...
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During a recent speaking engagement, Tony Auth quickly summed up his career as a cartoonist for The Philadelphia Inquirer . "If you do this for a living, you get two things: awards and hate-mail," he joked before 150 or so people at Old York Road Temple-Beth Am in Abington. During a presentation last week to the Philadelphia section of the...
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The year was 1923. Living out in the "country," rather than on the crowded streets of Philadelphia, began to appeal to a sizable number of people, and some migrated to the suburb of Warrington, which was then predominantly farmland. For his part, resident Harry Cohen was longing for a place where his family could worship that would also be close...
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