Friday, January 30, 2015 Shevat 10, 5775

Just in time for Purim, the world is turning on its head. But not in the exuberant way we like to experience as we mark the ancient victory of the Jews in Persia over our would-be destroyers. It's hard to muster the annual joy when we are witnessing an unfathomable avalanche of present-day death and destruction. In the past week...
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It's Quality Public Schools We Need, Not Vouchers Your March 10 cover story asked, "Do Vouchers Make the Grade?" The answer: a resounding "no." While your article claims that Jewish points of view about vouchers are changing, it did little to dispute the concerns progressive Jewish supporters of public education continue to raise. The $9,000 per child vouchers intended to...
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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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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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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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