Friday, August 29, 2014 Elul 3, 5774
Two writers respond to an upcoming event featuring a controversial film about a pro-Israel group and a local leader with the Zionist Organization of America claims that the group's financial state was misrepresented.
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One writer questions the legitimacy of the term “Jews of no religion,” used in a Pew study; another recalls fond memories of the West Philly JCC; and a third notes that Purim is the perfect time to remember that Haman's descendants are still among us.
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Interest-free Lending Exists Right Here We were delighted to see the extended discussion of the mitzvah of interest-free lending in Rabbi George Stern’s March 6 column (Opinion: “Finding a Jewish Response to Income Inequality in the U.S.”). In the Delaware Valley, that mitzvah is fulfilled by the Hebrew Free Loan Society of Greater Philadelphia (hebrewfreeloanphila.org.) Through no-interest loans up to...
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One writer expounds on the value of Holocaust education, another lobbies for Jonathan Pollard to be set free and a third tells the Exponent about an interesting use of the former West Philadelphia JCC building.
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While reaching out to intermarried couples is important, one writer says this does not ensure that children down the line will remain connected to Jewish life. Two others voice support of a recent op-ed calling for the inclusion of gay children in Orthodox Judaism.
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