Friday, December 19, 2014 Kislev 27, 5775

Jordana Jacobs

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Ever since grade school, Barbara Klein Moss has had a preoccupation with the notion of an "Edenic" place - a personal Garden of Eden, where an idealized environment affords one a peaceful inner life. The theme has surfaced often in her fiction. Now, thanks to a recent grant, she has taken a step closer to her own paradise, which she...
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The future of the Ten Commandment tablets now ensconced in the Jewish Community Services Building on Arch Street is quite clear: They'll hang in the Center City foyer for years to come. What remains a mystery, however, is their past. According to the donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, the two white-marble decalogues with gold lettering - about 42 inches...
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When it comes to Jewish holidays, there's much more than meets the eye: There's more to Chanukah than eight days of presents, more to Passover than abstaining from bread, and more to Tu B'Shevat than simply planting a tree. "The planting of the tree is a later development," said Rabbi Sandy Roth, Reconstructionist leader of New Hope's Kehilat HaNahar, The...
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The future of the Ten Commandment tablets now ensconced in the Jewish Community Services Building on Arch Street is quite clear: They'll hang in the Center City foyer for years to come. What remains a mystery, however, is their past. According to the donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, the two white-marble decalogues with gold lettering - about 42 inches...
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As rain teemed down on the roof of Gratz College, those seated in its large auditorium intermittently laughed, murmured and even wiped back tears in response to Marc Levin's acclaimed documentary "Protocols of Zion." More than 600 people watched on Jan. 29 as the film tackled issues of hate and anti-Semitism in post-Sept. 11 America. "We're here to discuss a...
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