Thursday, October 23, 2014 Tishri 29, 5775

By:
Alan Silverstein
Conservative Judaism is dying, I hear -- or at least according to the media. Not so. Please don't tell me that because North America's United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism has had its problems, that means Conservative/ Masorti Judaism is declining around the Jewish world. Yes, the number of USCJ affiliates has diminished from its peak of 800 a half-century ago...
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By:
Jay M. Starr
Most of our great-grandparents and grandparents landed here from Eastern Europe between 1880 and 1920 in four great waves of immigration, and quickly grasped the differences between America and Europe. Although they'd known poverty in their shtetls, the conditions of the sweatshops and mills of industrial America were new. But here they found the freedom to speak, write and gather...
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By:
Michael Rosenzweig
The National Museum of American Jewish History recently opened its grand new facility on Independence Mall to great national and local acclaim. American Jews are overwhelmingly proud of the museum and all that its presence on the mall -- the very birthplace of American freedom -- represents. The museum tells a story told nowhere else -- of why and how...
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Wonderful Article About a Really Wonderful Place Thank you for your cover article about Elkins Park and the Old York Road corridor ("The Flavor of the Place," March 3). We moved here more than 10 years ago when -- as Modern Orthodox Jews who have an open and embracing approach regarding the entire Jewish community -- we began feeling marginalized...
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Gift That Keeps Giving If you haven't yet signed your child up for Jewish overnight camp, now's the time to act. If all the hype about the importance of this Jewish experience hasn't convinced you, there's fresh evidence confirming what we've known anecdotally for decades: there's a clear link between Jewish camping and lifelong Jewish engagement. A new study sponsored...
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