Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774

The so-called "Arab spring" has given way to a broiling, unstable summer, according to the head of a Center City think-tank. To be sure, said Harvey Sicherman, president and director of the Foreign Policy Research Institute, the hope for stability generated by orderly elections by the Iraqis, the Palestinian Authority and the Lebanese may be wilting in the heat of...
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Shifting a synagogue three-quarters of a mile may not sound like much - especially when it's from one side of City Avenue to the other - but for members of Overbrook Park's Congregation Beth Hamedrosh, it's become a herculean task, albeit one that moved one step closer to completion. On July 27, the Lower Merion Township Board of Commissioners granted...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Abington Township was recertified as a "No Place for Hate" community at last month's Board of Commissioners meeting, marking the third year in a row the municipality has received the distinction. Administered by the Anti-Defamation League, the program encourages towns to adopt a zero-tolerance policy against racism. To become such a community, a town must implement three activities to help...
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A black sedan rolled along Lancaster Avenue past rows of protesters and turned slowly, almost unnoticeably, into the parking lot in front of the Barnes & Noble bookstore in Bryn Mawr. But not completely - political activist Lani Frank glimpsed the vehicle, and then paused from her shouts out front to reflect on what may be the most closely watched...
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A new program aims to get some city information out to the visiting public
Luke Yoder lay across his mother's lap, fighting exhaustion after a 90-degree day touring Philadelphia, his attention span all but nonexistent. It seemed that nothing could rouse the 5-year-old, especially not another story about a historical event or integral character in the nation's birth. But, lo and behold, while sitting in the lobby of the National Museum of American Jewish...
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