Sunday, April 26, 2015 Iyyar 7, 5775

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For Philip Cohen, it all started with his mother's tzedakah box. The 67-year-old businessman and book publisher recalls watching her stash a little bit away in a Hadassah pushka almost every day during his childhood. That image, more than anything else, brought home the importance of giving to Jewish causes, he said. Now, Cohen and his wife, Marcia, who reside...
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Aaron Passman
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof has made a name for himself by visiting and writing about some of the world's worst places. But though he spends most of his time reporting on genocides, famines, warlords and more -- and has won a pair of Pulitzer Prizes in the process -- Kristof took a slight detour this week to study...
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Daphna Berman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Organ trafficking, genocide prevention, domestic violence and destruction in Haiti. It was hardly a typical day for the students at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy in Bryn Mawr. For many of those gathered at a school-wide conference on human rights last week, it provided the chance to explore issues that connected the values they learn at school with the...
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As cantorial program closes, many lament the end of an era
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Cantor Arlyne Unger readily sings the praises of the Jewish education she received at Gratz College. The 55-year-old, who serves in the dual roles of education director and chazzan at Beth Tikvah B'nai Jeshurun, a Conservative synagogue in Erdenheim, started out studying at Gratz's Hebrew high school as a teen. She also took undergraduate courses at the college and, years...
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JTA
Is the cross purely a religious sign, or is it a symbol of national heritage? The question is part of an ongoing debate over European identity that has taken on increasing significance in recent years with the influx of Muslims and other immigrants into Europe.
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