Friday, August 1, 2014 Av 5, 5774

Amid a turbulent week of news, it might be easy to forget that Israel will be celebrating 63 years of independence next week. That would be a shandah. Unfortunately, the hostility of the neighborhood hasn't changed much since Israel declared itself a state on May 14, 1948. In fact, the current turmoil in the Arab world appears more threatening to...
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You're Letting a Piece of Jewish History Die I believe your cover story on the closing of the Stiffel Center ("Changes in the City Landscape," April 28) would have been better if it had pointed out that a piece of living Jewish history is going to end without anyone, including the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, discussing alternatives in a...
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We are known as the People of the Book, but really, we are the people of our stories. It's our stories that have sustained us throughout the millennia, our stories that tie us from one generation to the next, our stories that have enabled us to flourish as a people, long after other ancient civilizations vanished. By passing on our...
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'Liberty' Plaque Actually Contains Modern Hebrew Kudos to Joel Wolowelsky, Ph.D., my fellow Yeshivah of Flatbush High School classmate, for his role in securing the Liberty Bell Hebrew-language plaque (Cover story: "Liberty Bell Rings Out With a Whole New Timbre," April 21). When I read the famous quotation in Hebrew on the plaque pictured in the Exponent , I read...
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By:
Barry Morrison
A Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations report earlier this year documented frequent, widespread ethnic and racial violence in our schools. One of the incidents cited -- an attack on Asian and African-American students at South Philadelphia High School -- has attracted national headlines and underscores the vulnerability of newer immigrant populations in our schools and in our communities as a...
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