Monday, June 29, 2015 Tammuz 12, 5775

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Laura Goldman
On March 30, the same night the Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Houston Rockets 108-97, the hometown team also hosted the second annual Jewish Heritage night, replete with Jewish food, culture and a rock star. More than 16,000 people came out for the event, which was presented by the Israeli Ministry of Tourism. In addition to a post-game concert by Grammy-nominated...
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Daniel Blas
When Adam Wachs signed up for a yeshiva gap-year program between high school and college, he knew that he'd be spending much of his time -- more than nine hours a day -- sitting in the beit midrash pouring over ancient Jewish texts while learning Hebrew, and discussing Bible and Zionism. He did not expect, however, to compete in the...
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ewish life wasn't a top priority when Jeremy Cooper was looking for a school. Little did the 22-year-old economics major from northeastern Pennsylvania know that he would end up becoming the president of a small, but transforming, Hillel at Villanova. They don't have a building, a rabbi, services or kosher food. Still, Cooper said, at least there's something that allows...
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Rabbi Linda Holtzman's voice quavered noticeably as she read the names of the 146 individuals -- the victims were largely Jewish and Italian women -- who perished in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in New York on March 25, 1911. A day shy of a century later, more than 200 people recited the Kaddish prayer in their memory, albeit with a...
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About this time last year, 21-year-old Sarah Zolkower stood before more than 30 fellow undergraduates at St. Joseph's University, maneuvering action figures through red Jell-O to re-enact the story of Moses parting the Red Sea. Nontraditional -- yes. But it was Zolkower's way or no Passover seder at all on her Catholic campus. But that changed this year. On Sunday,...
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