Monday, December 22, 2014 Kislev 30, 5775

Nearly a third of the U.S. Senate showed up to hear Sen. Arlen Specter's farewell speech this week. That the number was considered notable -- it was a more sizable audience than most of his departing colleagues had garnered -- doesn't speak well for the Senate, but it is testament to the widespread respect for the longest-serving senator from Pennsylvania...
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Getting Students to Stay Is Win-Win for Everybody As the president of Campus Philly and a board member of Mekor Habracha/Center City Synagogue, I read the Dec. 16 editorial, "Grasping the Future," with particular interest. I thank you for shining a spotlight on a terrific opportunity for our local religious communities, Jewish and otherwise. Campus Philly's study, "From Student to...
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By:
Andrew Sherman
Cliff Lee is more than just the modern-day Sandy Koufax. At least to Philadelphia Jews, he is. Let me explain. Sure, Mr. Lee may be a good 'ole Arkansas boy who enjoys a hunting expedition and has the (non-Jewish) good looks of a young John Wayne. No matter. The man was -- and, by declining to don Yankees pinstripes, still...
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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: [email protected] . Lots of Jews Are Seeking...
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