Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Av 2, 5774

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Since the year 2001, the number of people who have made aliyah has nearly doubled, according to Michael Landsberg, executive director of the Israel Aliyah Center in New York. And 3,000 people from North America are expected to immigrate to Israel this year - a number not seen since 1983. In light of such fervor, last week, eight Philadelphians -...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Users of the Yellow Pages will no longer confuse Jewish houses of worship with those of the Christian Messianic movement. Verizon removed the category headings titled "Temples & Synagogues – Jewish-Messianic" and "Temples & Synagogues – Judaic" from their SuperPages. The move came as a result of the persistence of concerned Jews like Steven L. Lubetkin, 48, a resident of...
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Talk about starting the New Year off with a blast! Attempting to gain entry into Guinness World Records for the largest amount of people in a shofar ensemble, Shaare Shamayim-Beth Judah-Beth Tefilath Israel-Rodeph Zedek Hebrew-school students and faculty hosted its first "Great Shofar Blow-Out" just days before Rosh Hashanah. According to Jacques Lurie, executive and educational director at the Traditional...
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Cindy Sheehan's recent foray into the City of Brotherly Love netted her more than just the endorsement of City Council; it also sparked the ire of the Zionist Organization of America. The military mom and Iraq-war protester - who became a media sensation this summer when she camped outside of President George W. Bush's Texas ranch in a bid to...
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
A cutting-edge partnership reflective of mutual respect and shared priorities has resulted in a $250,000 grant from the Citizens Bank Foundation to the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. The grant is part of the foundation's new initiative called "Citizens Community Bridge." The funds will be distributed over two years to support new programs, and expand existing ones for low- and...
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