Thursday, October 2, 2014 Tishri 8, 5775

Eric Berger

Staff Writer
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Philadelphians visiting Israel get a firsthand account of what living with the threat of attack actually means, while others with upcoming trips debate whether to cancel.
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The recent arrest of former concentration camp guard Johann Breyer at his Northeast Philadelphia home raises questions about the challenges of trying the elderly for decades-old war crimes.
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Gustav Niebuhr, the nephew of famed Protestant theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, sees last month’s decision by the Presbyterian Church (USA) to divest from companies that do business with Israel as an affront — both spiritually and personally.
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From last-minute shopping to condensed staff training sessions, preparations for the Union for Reform Judaism's first day camp in Bryn Mawr are well underway despite a few setbacks.
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A new Chabad-afiliated Gan Israel Camp in the Poconos aims to show campers why Judaism is relevant and inspire them to learn more about their spirituality.
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Profile

Eric Berger has been a staff writer for the Jewish Exponent since August 2012.

Prior to that he spent six months interning at the Jerusalem Post and two years as reporter and then news and online editor of the Boonville Daily News, a community newspaper in Missouri. He has also written for the St. Louis Beacon, an online newspaper covering the St. Louis area.

He is a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism.

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