Monday, September 22, 2014 Elul 27, 5774

(From left) Eric Floyd, Rabbi Howard Hersch, Joan Hersch and Ben James celebrate the completion of a 13-feet-by-6-inch menorah made of Legos at Congregation Brothers of Israel in Newtown. About 180 people helped build the menorah, composed of 60,000 Lego pieces provided by architect Stephen Schwartz, who travels to different congregations to set up the temporary exhibits -- topping it...
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Back in 1994, the Anti-Defamation League rankled leaders of the evangelical Christian community with its report titled "The Religious Right: The Assault on Tolerance and Pluralism in America," which asserted that groups such as Pat Robertson's Christian Coalition were working to lower barriers separating church and state. Such a breakdown would, implicitly, make it more difficult for Jews and other...
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A conservative columnist and author told a local audience last week that if Western nations want to weather the brewing storm of radical Islam, they must display more confidence in their own cultures. More than that, he stated simply, they must produce more babies. Mark Steyn, author of America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It ,...
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Sandra Roberts, the teacher behind a middle-school Holocaust-awareness project in rural Tennessee that garnered international attention and praise, recently paid a visit to Gratz College in Melrose Park, where she spoke on the importance of teaching tolerance and cultural diversity to children. Roberts -- "the teacher who started it all," as the advertisement for the program described her -- was...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Business leaders in Pennsylvania have been given a choice: Let the government decide how their tax money will be spent, or steer a chunk of it toward providing scholarship opportunities for primary-and secondary-school students. For many, it's a no-brainer. The Education Improvement Tax Credit Program -- set up by the state of Pennsylvania -- offers businesses a tax credit that...
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