Saturday, August 23, 2014 Av 27, 5774

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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
On March 6, David Horovitz and his staff were in the office at The Jerusalem Post , putting that day's issue to bed. It was Thursday evening, and since it was right before Shabbat, the paper would be the largest one of the week for the daily, where Horovitz has served as editor in chief since 2004. Then, suddenly, as...
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At a recent Saint Joseph's University event -- one which was supposed to examine Israel's 60th anniversary from the perspective of Catholic-Jewish relations -- the two participants actually spent a good part of the time discussing Islam, especially the struggle in the Muslim world between religious moderates and those extremists now calling for a jihad against the West. The Jewish...
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As news reports spread that the Sudanese government has once again embarked on a scorched-earth campaign in Darfur -- one that echoes the aerial bombings and village burnings that touched off a genocidal rampage in the African nation nearly five years ago -- a program organized by a local advocacy group urged Philadelphians to redouble their efforts on this paramount...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
After four years of hanging out together on a weekly basis, Sammy -- a 16-year-old who is autistic -- knows the drill exactly once fellow teenager Avriel Finder walks through his front door. "We do puzzles, eat popcorn and watch some Disney movie," said Finder, an 18-year-old senior at Lower Merion High School. The ongoing relationship has given Sammy a...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Standing at a podium but barely needing a microphone, Liran Avisar Gazit, a former commander in the Israel Defense Force, painted a straightforward picture for the more than 150 people gathered at Old York Road Temple-Beth Am in Abington: As Jews, she said, they are all part of "a bigger family" that exists halfway around the world. "You are stockholders...
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