Thursday, January 29, 2015 Shevat 9, 5775

By:
Galen Newman
When people ask me, "How was your trip to Israel?" I tell them it was the most amazing and life-changing 10 days of my life. Which is confusing for some people to hear, coming from a 26-year-old Philadelphia suburbanite. But it is the truth. The experience was all encompassing. We were 38 potential young Jewish leaders from Philadelphia, selected to...
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Israeli businesses in the region would be a win-win situation for all and the president's Middle East policies are found to be deficient.
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The United Nations is at it again, and it's still two months before the potential showdown over Palestinian statehood. The latest affront comes from the Human Rights Council's special rapporteur on Palestinian rights who posted an anti-Semitic cartoon on his personal blog. The post by Richard Falk featured a cartoon depicting a dog wearing a shirt labeled "USA" and a...
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By:
Steven A. Asher, Jewish Exponent Feature
If you make a left turn out of Hymie's Deli in Merion, and head about 25 yards west on Montgomery Avenue, you will come to a building marked "Philadelphia Community Kollel." If you walk inside, almost any hour of the day or night, you will find Jews, often in groups of two (chavrusa), studying Jewish law. The participants are not...
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By:
Lynn Schusterman, Jewish Exponent Feature
For Jen Kraus Rosen, it started in the eighth grade with an invitation from a friend to a BBYO Shabbat dinner. Jen had grown up in a non-Jewish area of Virginia, and the invitation was one of few opportunities she had to experience the warmth and familiarity of Jewish traditions in the company of peers. What happened in the years...
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