Friday, August 1, 2014 Av 5, 5774

By:
Deborah Fineblum, JNS.org
These days, most of the cultural differences between Sephardim and Ashkenazim have nearly evaporated in the Jewish state. But for seven days each year, the lines are drawn all over again, over something as seemingly innocuous as a bowl of rice.
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By:
Rabbi Melissa Klein
In the spirit of the Passover theme of liberation, three Philadelphia rabbis urge the community to learn more about staggering prison statistics and accompanying issues of racial discrimination.
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Barrack Hebrew Academy hosted Catholic students at the school's first interfaith seder while Muslim and Jewish adults connected at their own inagural event in Center City.
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By:
Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
In areas where Jews live only in memory, non-Jewish Spaniards and Portuguese celebrate Jewish holidays to draw tourists.
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By:
Hillel Kuttler, JTA
The gluten-intolerant and others are raiding the shelves before and after the holiday for foods hard to find during the year.
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Old York Road Temple-Beth Am
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Har Zion Temple
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