Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Av 2, 5774

The Cat's Meow
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Last summer, Hadassah Magazine devoted one of its covers to a story on Jewish graphic novels, and proclaimed, for all the world to see, that an art form had at last "come of age." The work featured on the cover was French artist Joann Sfar's The Rabbi's Cat , which has been published in the United States by Pantheon to...
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Jared Shelly,JE Feature
When applying for her passport in the Soviet Union, Marina Volin had a decision to make: Did she want to be registered as Jewish? Since her father was Jewish but her mother was not, Volin could have gotten off easy, and marked her nationality as Russian - the Soviet government regarded being Jewish as a national distinction, not a religious...
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Jared Selley, JE Feature
When Tzvi Michanik began exchanging e-mail with a 26-year-old woman from Brooklyn back in August 2003, he was instantly enchanted. "To read her profile, I knew I was dealing with the nobility of Torah-observant women," recalled the now 29-year-old Michanik. "The way she wrote, it sent a chill down my spine." Months before, Michanik - a self-described Torah-observant Jew living...
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Torah Portion
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Rabbi Lisa S. Malik- Suburban Jewish Community Center-B'nai Aaron in Havertown.
The Hebrew word for "Jew," Yehudi , stems from the word Yehudah ("Judah"), the name of the tribe from which most of us hail. In this week's Torah portion, our eponymous ancestor Yehudah has a starring role. He approaches the vice regent of Egypt (who, unbeknownst to him, is his brother Joseph) and offers his own freedom in exchange for...
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Descendants of Harry Cohen know the family's patriarch hailed from Lithuania and entered the United States via Canada. They also know that he settled in Philadelphia in 1908, before moving two years later to Neshaminy in nearby Bucks County. Once there, the tailor-cum-farmer set up a small congregation, first davening in his home and then building a structure. Information about...
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