Sunday, August 30, 2015 Elul 15, 5775

By:
Jonathan Schanzer
While most of the world celebrates the U.S. military operation that killed Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, the sentiment is not unanimous. In the Gaza Strip, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh has condemned the United States, accusing Washington of assassinating a "Muslim and Arabic warrior," and the "continuation of the American oppression and shedding of blood of Muslims...
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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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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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By:
Katie Beers
He doesn't look like much, perched between two guards, hands folded in his lap, posture tilted slightly to the right. He looks almost unsuspecting beneath his horn-rimmed glasses, face wearied perhaps only by the passage of time. You would never be able to guess from looking at him that locked deep in the inscrutable recesses of his mind are the...
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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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