Sunday, April 20, 2014 Nisan 20, 5774

A little bit of good news is not a bad thing once in a while, and the revelation that a growing number of college students are opting to stay in Philadelphia post-graduation is good news indeed. Beyond the obvious benefits to the region as a whole, the trend portends a vital boost for our Jewish community -- if we handle...
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Editor's Note: In the Nov. 23 Jewish Exponent, Rabbi Isabel de Koninck opened a community conversation about the future of the synagogue and the denominations. We invited your responses, and many, like those here, have come in. To read the original online, go to: www.jewishexponent.com/article/22416/ . E-mail your view (under 200 words) to: letters@jewishexponent.com . Lots of Jews Are Seeking...
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By:
Russell F. Robinson
It was five years ago, but I still remember how proud I was when I saw a picture of an El Al plane landing in Little Rock, Ark., full of supplies provided by the people of Israel and Jewish National Fund donors. Crate after crate was unloaded -- from baby wipes to milk formula -- basic necessities being provided by...
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By:
Abraham H. Foxman
One of the reactions of Israelis to the fact that their government called on the international community for assistance to combat the Carmel Forest fire is a sense of shame. After all, Israel is a leader in the high-tech world and an innovator in dealing with crisis situations. But the nation had to admit that it just wasn't capable of...
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It's been more than 2,000 years since the Maccabees rose up against their oppressors to reclaim our Jewish future, but the central challenge that faced our ancestors in the Chanukah story persists until today: How do we maintain a strong Jewish faith and identity amid a sea of "otherness"? One difference, of course, is that we live in a country...
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