Saturday, September 20, 2014 Elul 25, 5774
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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Story on Holocaust Markers Hits Home Your Jan. 30 paper featured an article (Headlines: “Casting Stones of Remembrance for a Holocaust Victim”) about Stolpersteines, stumbling blocks, which are small brass markers commemorating Jews who died or fled during the Holocaust. The picture showed the grandsons of Dr. Felix Blumenfeld participating in the dedication of a plaque in memory of their...
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Olympics Stories Ignore Anti-Gay Laws I am deeply saddened that the Jewish Exponent, which has been a part of my life since my earliest childhood memories, has chosen to ignore the plight of sexual minorities and instead, in its Olympics coverage on Feb. 6, has written celebrations of what can easily be compared to the 1936 Olympics, which Hitler used...
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