Monday, October 20, 2014 Tishri 26, 5775
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Ryan Teitman, JE Staff
"Christians in the Middle East can relate to persecution," said Brigitte Gabriel during a talk held at the Jewish Community Services Building here on Oct. 30. Her experiences growing up in Lebanon in the 1970s, she said, give her an understanding of the dangers firsthand. The Lebanese-Christian journalist and author of Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns...
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When 29-year-old Leora Eisenstadt was a law student in New York City, she often attended Friday-night services at several chavurah groups and minyans that met at different spots throughout Manhattan. When Eisenstadt, a native of White Plains, N.Y., moved to Center City last year to start a job, she decided that she wanted to find the same sort of experience...
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THE INCUMBENT What are the differences between you and your opponent when it comes to Israel and American policy in the Middle East? I think there's a huge gap in the depth of understanding in all of the issues around the region. Casey doesn't understand the issues, he doesn't understand the interrelationship between the different forces in the Middle East...
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Rachel Silverman, JE Staff
For many Jews, secularism is a threat to Jewish continuity, a force that will drive religiosity from Jewish culture and peoplehood. But, according to University of Pennsylvania professor Marion Kant, who teaches a course on the subject with her husband and fellow Penn professor, Jonathan Steinberg, such formulations are overly simplistic. As the scholars demonstrate in their course, Jewish secularism...
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Rachel Silverman, JE Staff
In a rural Ugandan outpost, black women bake challah over a charcoal stove. The men, most of whom are subsistence farmers, have names like Jacob, Isaiah or Solomon. There is no electricity here, but five synagogues dot the surrounding hills, drawing crowds of kepah-toting locals on Shabbat. Though scenes like these, as described by Philadelphia photojournalist Jay Sand, read like...
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