Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Iyyar 16, 5775
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It remains to be seen whether U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak's (D-District 7) decision to speak at an event hosted by a controversial Muslim group -- over the objections of some segments of the Jewish community -- will come back to haunt him. The freshman legislator's April 7 speech at the first gala dinner hosted by the Pennsylvania chapter of the...
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Domestic violence begins and ends with empowerment
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Cheryl Kravitz stayed with her husband for 18 years. She stayed with him after he hurled a lamp at her head. She stayed with him though he made her sleep on the kitchen floor. And she stayed with him despite the fact that he stuck her arms into a burning oven. Though she acknowledges today that she felt "terrified to...
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A woman holds a sign of protest near the Iranian mission to the United Nations in New York this past December to protest the concurrent Holocaust-denial conference in Tehran. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahamadinejad told participants that Israel will "soon disappear," as did the Soviet Union. This makes Philadelphia's annual memorial ceremony for the Six Million Jewish Martyrs -- Sunday, April...
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Jewish Children's Folkshul student Malachi Shapiro, age 5, helps load a cart of food to deliver to the Mitzvah Food Pantry at the JCC Kaiserman in Wynnewood. The folkshul, which meets Sundays at the Springside School in Chestnut Hill, has recently raised more than $1,200 for the hungry.
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Haverford College political scientist Harvey Glickman stated during a recent presentation that various population studies now show that Muslims, and not Jews, represent the largest non-Christian religious group in the United States. Glickman, also a fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, said that estimates as to the number of Muslims residing in America range from between 3 million to...
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