Friday, July 31, 2015 Av 15, 5775

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Karina Grudnikov, JE Feature
Checking her Facebook page, Laura Miller saw requests from an old family friend, her boyfriend's best friend and a former high-school classmate. Another request surprised her: one from her mother. Miller promptly rejected it. "I told her I'd have no problem helping her use [it] as long as she didn't expect me to be her friend," she says. "So why...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
According to one local rabbi, Sukkot might just be the ultimate "queer" holiday. "Being queer means bringing a sense of celebration, a spark" to Judaism, and Sukkot, what with the unusual lulav and etrog and all manner of diversity, "is the ultimate holiday, because it is the queer embodiment of Torah," said Rabbi Linda Holtzman of the Reconstructionist Congregation Mishkan...
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Stern Hebrew High School's efforts to take up residence in the old Akiba Hebrew Academy facility in Merion Station took a small step forward on Nov. 19 at a Lower Merion Township zoning hearing. The Modern Orthodox day school, along with the Kohelet Foundation, is seeking the zoning board's approval to alter the facilities on the premises. Chief among the...
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After several years in the works, the new Edward H. Rosen Hillel Center for Jewish Life at Temple University made its debut with a Nov. 11 dedication ceremony that drew an estimated 300 people. The event included greetings and remarks from a number of Temple and Hillel leaders, representatives of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Temple students and even...
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The faculty strike that had shut down the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy for a week ended in the wee hours of Monday morning after teachers and the administration reached a deal on a five-year contract. All those affected by the strike -- parents, students, teachers and administrators --breathed a collective sigh of relief, and said that they wanted to...
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