Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Nisan 11, 5775
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The lyrics to "Am Yisrael Chai" grew louder as the song leaders' folksy guitar strummings became faster, and the voices of more than 1,100 teens from nearly every state in the country -- in addition to nations such as Canada, Germany, Mexico and, not surprisingly Israel -- filled the ballroom of the Marriott Philadelphia Downtown Hotel. The three-day biennial convention...
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Throughout his time with Boy Scouts of America Troop 185, Mike Schatz learned valuable lessons that he now calls upon in everyday life. These include "accepting responsibility, teaching others, being self-reliant and taking a leadership role," relayed Schatz, a 50-year-old who ran a group of radio stations, and now is the executive director of a Harrisburg synagogue. Like many Scouts,...
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The Judeo-Christian values that shaped America during its founding years have created the best nation in known history for the Jewish people, according to radio host and columnist Dennis Prager. These values were there from the nation's very beginning, he argued, with founder fathers like Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin believing that their exodus from England echoed the Jewish exodus...
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Ryan Teitman
Throughout its 160 years, Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park has retained its devotion to the spirit of social justice. From its first rabbi -- an abolitionist who led the congregation during the Civil War period -- to the synagogue's recent relief efforts in response to Hurricane Katrina, K.I. has kept the focus on helping those in need. It...
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It's been seven years of real estate shopping, zoning-board hearings, fundraising and construction, but Lubavitch of the Main Line finally has a new home -- at one of the oldest spots in town. The General Wayne Inn, which once served as a pub for British redcoats and later as a post office founded by Benjamin Franklin, will now play host...
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