Friday, October 31, 2014 Heshvan 7, 5775

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There's no arguing that the girls debate team at Torah Academy of Greater Philadelphia has come a long way in a relatively short time. Only in its second full season, it has amassed an impressive string of victories against educational institutions with larger student bodies and more established debating traditions. The eight-member squad recently placed first in a regional competition...
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The Middle East Forum, the Philadelphia-based research institute headed by scholar and opinion columnist Daniel Pipes, has just launched an Education Fund, which seeks to support institutions and researchers whose specialty is the Middle East, and particularly those whose focus centers on radical Islam. The new fund is made possible through anonymous grants, according to a press release. The forum...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Israeli political activist Moshe Feiglin has been described in various ways -- none particularly flattering -- by his country's media and by international news outlets: fascist, extremist, radical protester, terrorist. But when the controversial right-wing politician took to the lectern during a speech last week in University City, he used his remarks to clarify what his political goals and intent...
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Israel represents a sizable business opportunity for private American military contractors, although getting a foot in the door, and then navigating the tangle of bureaucracy and regulations, can sometimes be a challenge, according to several speakers at the "U.S./Israel Defense Business Forum." "You can't just knock on the door and get a meeting," warned panelist Elliot Dater, a former counsel...
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Residents of the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life in Horsham and students from Beth Tikvah-B'nai Jeshurun in Erdenheim sang, danced and looked a little silly when "Hat Man" Larry Oxenberg came to visit. Modeling just some of the many hats in his collection are (in back, from left) Abramson Center resident Miriam Blitzstein, Oxenberg and students (in...
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