Friday, August 1, 2014 Av 5, 5774
By:
Marc Erlbaum
A local filmmaker presents the letter he wrote to a friend who accused Israel of cold-blooded murder and Nazi-like barbarism.
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Fort Washington author Stephanie Feldman tackles spirituality, reconciliation and identity crises, among other weighty topics, in her complex debut novel.
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By:
Miriam Steinberg-Egeth, JE Feature
Two local authors' Jewish-themed children's books will arrive in the mailboxes of thousands of Jewish kids this summer, courtesy of PJ Library.
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A former IDF paratrooper who fought during previous Gaza conflicts examines the disparity in observing Operation Protective Edge as a civilian.
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Edmon J. Rodman, JTA
Connecting with a holiday mourning lost Temples can be a challenge, but Tisha b'Av has special resonance this year.


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Old York Road Temple-Beth Am
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Germantown Jewish Centre
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As Shabbat begins we ask, where are the media pics of the Hamas fighters? Have you seen any at all? The NYT responds. http://t.co/J5PIAmz1Ig
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Now that Hamas has captured a live Israeli soldier, what should we expect to happen next? http://t.co/8TxADKYZHK
5 hours 7 min ago
Israeli tourists in the Maldives had to be evacuated after receiving threats. http://t.co/CXjttHecU9
6 hours 52 min ago
Exponent Editorial written just prior to the almost instant failure of this morning's planned 72 hour ceasefire? http://t.co/h1iEazSCpI
8 hours 7 min ago
Burbs versus the city. Our own blogging Jewish mom weighs in. http://t.co/PohrxXY5GT
9 hours 37 min ago
I thought everyone on the planet got the memo that you never, ever ask a woman if she's expecting!!! http://t.co/e83u64W0pW
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Connecting with a holiday mourning lost Temples can be a challenge, but Tisha b'Av has special resonance this year. http://t.co/AzlzwjptA5
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BREAKING NEWS - An Israeli soldier is feared captured near Rafah, and the cease-fire collapsed in its first hours. http://t.co/w27f1a37hu
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Do you get the Exponent delivered? Well if you don't, you can flip through the entire paper digitally here: http://t.co/5B2HtWZsDw
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Death of Johann Breyer brought back unwelcome memories for a NEPhilly survivor who lived less than 3 miles from him. http://t.co/90gWFgEbdx
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A letter accusing Israel of genocide endorsed by 100 Spanish celebrities including Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz. http://t.co/jrOcp5e3Ni
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Books to Mark, Gaza Update, Tisha B’Av - http://t.co/LOO1Vl2inu
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Exponent is profiling standout campers nominated by camp directors. This week's standout camper is Jon Williams. http://t.co/LpdO5E6yQ1
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Fight against proposed revisions to federal law that would force 1,000s of immigrant children back to their countries http://t.co/S3Yi1yaxCt
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In Europe, the Gaza conflict has prompted violence. In America, it has been a battle of commentary & demonstrations. http://t.co/5xixRNprWA
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Ami reflects on the differences between actively fighting in Gaza during 2008-2009 & 2012 and being in Philly now. http://t.co/dfFPXy88BN
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Simon Cowell is getting criticism for a $150,000 donation to the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces. http://t.co/Ib9pW5OJU1
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Shimon Peres calls on the Israeli government to seek a diplomatic solution & return Gaza to the Palestinian Authority http://t.co/OF3as6S3d6
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Have you seen this Facebook page that asks women to share provocative selfies in support of the IDF? http://t.co/R6EhYZMU97
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The Israeli military authorized a four-hour humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza. http://t.co/E1uMH9YssJ
2 days 7 hours ago
Koresh Come Together Dance Festival - http://t.co/bajDF2ZcYT
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Download the Exponent App & you could win 2 tickets to A Midsummer's Eve @NMAJH. Email marketing@jewishexponent.com when you've downloaded
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Behind the feud between John Kerry and Israel is a larger tension concerning the role of Turkey and Qatar. http://t.co/FQ9Gebo2YF
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At least 15 Palestinians were killed in shelling on a UN school serving as a shelter for dispalced Gazans. http://t.co/0mI0AnLxG4
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Rapidly changing events in the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza are accompanied by volatility in the U.S.-Israel relationship http://t.co/mHJqoiJjk3
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