Wednesday, July 29, 2015 Av 13, 5775
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Greg Salisbury
On May 31 at 1 p.m., over a century after its founding, South Philadelphia’s Shivtei Yeshuron-Ezras Israel, the last “storefront shul” left in the neighborhood, becomes one of the focal points of the Hidden City Festival.
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Yaffa Klugerman, JTA
Well before Google Glass is expected to be publicly available sometime in 2014, the device already is generating controversy. A few "explorers" who've been chosen to test drive it speculate how it could impact Jewish life.
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Palestinian violence and financial meltdowns aside, travel program leaders unanimously point to one cause for a dramatic drop in teenage visitors to the Jewish state over the past decade: Taglit-Birthright Israel.
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Beth D'Addono, Inside Magazine feature
Four local visionaries are looking to change Philadelphia for the better in their own ways.
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Administrators at day schools throughout the region say that they don’t take anything for granted about their students' knowledge of the Jewish state. For this reason, the schools devote a great deal of time and resources, both high-tech and more traditional means, to offer students as broad a perspective as possible on modern Israel.
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