Thursday, September 3, 2015 Elul 19, 5775

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Hans Koebler had heard stories from his grandfather, who had been a member of the Hitler youth. And he had learned about the Holocaust in school, but the youth had trouble wrapping his mind around events that took place before he was born. "It's not personal for us anymore as kids," said Koebler, 17. "It's dimensions we can't think of...
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Gratz College is planning to establish a policy institute that will focus on Israel and Middle Eastern affairs. To be called the Center for Democracy in the Middle East, it will analyze the nature of the discourse taking place on college campuses across the country about these hot-button subjects. Administrators at the Elkins Park school, as well as backers of...
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Craig G. Langweiler, JE Feature
To those who ask about highlights of the new Pension Protection Act that was recently signed into law, here's what you need to know: The Pension Protection Act of 2006 that was signed into law this past Aug. 17 focuses primarily on pension plans, but also includes provisions affecting IRAs, 529 plans and defined contribution plans. In particular, the new...
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A feared diagnosis for so many, but one that's being beaten
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Sally Friedman, JE Feature
Gwen Goodman was in a rush the day 25 years ago when her life changed. She was dashing off to a City Council meeting about funding for museum education programs when the phone call came. Goodman heard the words no woman wants to hear. Her mammogram was abnormal. In a fog of shock, she went off to that meeting. She...
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At times, the headlines are dominated by images of inter-religious strife. The pope vs. the Muslims. Jews against Arabs. The religion-based tenor of the war on terror. But on Sunday afternoon, leaders of various faith communities gathered in Philadelphia to say in one voice: "We must repair the world." Drawing a diverse crowd to the Arch Street Friends Meeting House,...
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