Friday, October 24, 2014 Tishri 30, 5775
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In I.B. Singer's "Yentl the Yeshiva Boy," the female protagonist chooses intellectual pursuits over a man with whom she's in love. In Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth, a male character recounts various episodes of sexual frustration, gratification and much experimentation. Indeed, great works of Jewish literature raise provocative -- and very real -- questions about love, sex and interpersonal relationships...
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The North American Association of Community Hebrew High Schools held its fourth Annual Conference this summer at Brandeis University. Thirty-nine professionals, representing 33 community Hebrew high schools from throughout the United States, explored the idea of exploring partnerships to enrich their schools. The Jewish Community High School of Gratz College was represented by Ari Goldberg, director, and Ruth Schapira, director...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
For college students interested in Middle Eastern politics, taking classes on the subject or debating with peers can provide an entry point into shaping their own ideas on often contentious issues. However, if a student happens to hold pro-Israel or anti-Islamist views, they are frequently in the minority on school grounds and, in fact, may be shouted down by professors...
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When Shirley Rachlin started Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel's Richard E. Rudolph Jr. preschool program back in 1957, she aimed to provide the two dozen students under her watch with an arena for hands-on learning experiences. So the Wyncote resident, now 81, had the children bake hamantashen, make puppets, celebrate Shabbat and sing songs with the rabbi, among other activities. The...
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Because its members began moving away from the area to be closer to family, the Philadelphia-based Lena L. Orlow Chapter of Jewish Women International resolved to cease operations in 2006. However, when the members realized that cash still remained in the group's treasury, they decided that it should benefit others locally in some appropriate manner, rather than being diverted into...
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