Friday, February 27, 2015 AdarI 8, 5775
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Over the course of the past year, anti-Semitic incidents in eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware increased by 26 percent, according to a report released this month by the Anti-Defamation League. The regional increase - from a total of 69 reported anti-Semitic incidents in 2004 to 87 in 2005 - contrasted with national figures, which saw a decline from the nine-year high...
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The Jewish Publication Society is helping to bring books from the past very much into the future. The organization is digitizing its Hebrew Bible and related biblical titles to create the JPS Digital Bible Collection, accessible through a free online Web-based portal. In addition to text, the Web site will feature relevant commentaries and biblical legends released by JPS over...
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A pair of 17-year-olds, one from Media, the other from Chestnut Hill, were among 50 winners nationwide of a Holocaust essay contest sponsored by talk show host Oprah Winfrey. The competition, which drew approximately 50,000 entrants, asked students to reflect on Elie Wiesel's seminal Holocaust memoir Night . Strath Haven High School junior Phillip deGrouchy, who was raised in the...
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Vandalism has struck a South Jersey kosher restaurant several times this year, but when fresh symbols of hate were scrawled recently on the side of the establishment, the owner decided he had to take action. "This is the third time in the past three months," said Jacob Ben-Shitrit, owner of Jerusalem Glatt Kosher Restaurant in Ventnor, N.J. "I didn't [pay]...
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With the 2006 mid-term election season revving up, and the 2008 presidential contest seemingly just around the corner, a pair of former White House staffers - one who worked for President Bill Clinton, the other for President George W. Bush - spoke to a group of University of Pennsylvania students last week about the rewards, and pitfalls, of serving one's...
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