Saturday, July 30, 2016 Tammuz 24, 5776
By:
Nathan Diament
For decades, the American Jewish community has debated the advisability, constitutionality and necessity of government aid to Jewish (and other faiths') parochial schools. But with the United States still experiencing tough economic challenges, the American Jewish community finds its schools under greater financial stress than ever. This reality, alongside the solidification of court rulings upholding government aid programs and a...
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By:
Sharon Duke Estroff
When I was 8, I had names picked out for all of my future offspring (a dozen baby girls). At 13, I had my own babysitting business.
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By:
Sara H. Wenger
The Huffington Post recently reported that Jewish girls are affected by relational aggression at least equal to, if not at a greater rate, than the general teen population. Mothers, when made aware of the problem, are sometimes confused as to how and when to effectively intervene. Often, mothers are not even aware of a problem until a more serious crisis...
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By:
Rabbi Peter Rigler
Last week, my wife, Rabbi Stacy Rigler, and I, along with many others in our area, participated in the Greater Philadelphia Food Stamp Challenge. The program challenged us to do what 1 in 7 people in the greater Philadelphia region do every day of their lives: experience what it means to live on $5 a day for food. This experience...
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By:
Malcolm Lazin
I am a LGBT Jew with strong ties to Israel. As a collegian, I spent a summer working on a kibbutz and have returned to Israel on a mission sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and for World Pride in Jerusalem, which occurred during the 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah. Given these strong connections, I am proud...
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