Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Nisan 16, 5774
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Historically, American Jews have been liberal in their political positions, and generally opposed to war and violence. Opinions among individuals, of course, have varied across the board, but the majority have been known to oppose large-scale conflagrations, and have gone public with their viewpoints. Thus, it's not surprising to learn that one branch of Judaism may be set to make...
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
Like it says in the song, "All My Life's a Circle," Michael Dvorak's keeps "goin' round," coming back to family, his synagogue, the Jewish community and to Israel. Dvorak, one of five siblings who grew up in Wyndmoor, said that now that he's the father of two, he admires his parents more than ever: "We have all remained very close,...
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Award-winning, investigative journalist Steven Emerson will discuss his book American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us on Monday, Nov. 7, at Old York Road Temple-Beth Am, 971 Old York Road, Abington. The 7:30 p.m. program is part of the 12th annual Jewish Book Festival sponsored by the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Philadelphia. Emerson is executive director of the Investigative...
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Biblical gardens: A picture of the past in present-day settings
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Pittsburgh’s Shadyside section is no oasis. Its Victorian era-inspired homesteads and mansions may provide a welcome respite from the city’s more urban style of architecture, but the cacophony of traffic speeding along the Fifth Avenue thoroughfare is a reminder that the Western Pennsylvania metropolis is home to nearly 2 million people. But at the intersection of Devonshire Street and Fifth...
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When Congregation Beth El moved north from Levittown to Yardley eight years ago - and then erected a new sanctuary and Hebrew school - it knew that it was just the first step in the process of building a communal home. After nearly a decade at their 15-acre site, the Conservative synagogue is ready to start construction on phase two...
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