Friday, April 24, 2015 Iyyar 5, 5775
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At a local National Day of Prayer event, where religious tolerance and cooperation were the themes of the day, philanthropist Irvin J. Borowsky announced the creation of a $1 million fund to aid and reward the work of religious leaders who teach pluralism. "We want to recognize those who are dedicated to making a difference by teaching acceptance of the...
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The new director of Temple University's Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Center for American Jewish History hopes to use the organization's resources to raise the level of scholarship and discourse on the subject. It's an initiative Michael Alexander - who was appointed earlier this year, several months after the death of Murray Friedman, the center's first director - predicts will get...
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Extension of existing 'eruv' will allow simple tasks to get done
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For more than 30 years now, Norm Garfield has not been able to retrieve his Saturday morning paper from the front lawn of his Wynnewood home. In fact, during Shabbat, he’s never been able to take advantage of a warm spring afternoon by lounging with a book in his own backyard. “You couldn’t have lunch outside either,” said the 63-year-old...
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For Alan Sandals, Chuck Pennacchio and dozens of other Pennsylvania politicians, this coming Tuesday represents the defining day for their insurgent campaigns. But given the high cost of running a successful election fight and the historically low turnout of primary balloting, most, if not all, of these 2006 warriors will emerge from the May 16 Democratic and Republican primaries defeated...
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Rally addresses Darfur, and modern genocide
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Carrying posters that read "Not on our watch" and " Lo l'olam od " - or "Never again," in Hebrew - American Jews from across the denominational and political spectrum demonstrated in the nation's capital on Sunday, joining a coalition of religious and ethnic groups that called for an end to the ongoing genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan...
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