Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Nisan 23, 5774
By:
As spring weather brightened the hallways at Kohelet Yeshiva High School in Merion Station this semester, students raced newly created robots, tinkered on a grand piano and practiced for spoken word competitions. Last month, several dozen adults gathered in the school's beit midrash for a free evening seminar on medical ethics presented by a world-renowned Orthodox rabbi. Meanwhile, a 14-year-old...
Comment0
By:
Allison Kaplan Sommer, Jewish Exponent Feature
Jerusalem The 12-year-old boys sitting in the circle of students chatted comfortably, looking like any two classmates as they spoke about how writing helps them get in touch with their feelings. The picture was deceptive, however. Abdel Al-Karim and Noam Honig both live in Israel, but as Arab and Jewish youth, they never have the opportunity to meet, look one...
Comment0
By:
Congregation Melrose B'nai Israel Emanu-El, a Conservative shul in Cheltenham for more than 50 years, is set to move to its new home at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park. On the afternoon of June 20, congregants are planning to transport 11 Torahs from the old sanctuary to the new. Due to the number of elderly members, they hope...
Comment0
By:
Yosef Mendelevich's memoir Unbroken Spirit, which tells of his life and times as a refusenik in the Soviet Union, begins with a bang, both stylistically and quite literally. Back in 1969, the 22-year-old Latvian-born Mendelevich and a number of other young Jews were involved in a daring plot to hijack a Soviet plane and fly it to Sweden; once in...
Comment0
In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Reform movement's ordination of the first female rabbi, the National Museum of American Jewish History last week brought together the first women ordained by the Reform, Conservative and Reconstructionist movements, as well as a modern Orthodox religious leader who was given the newly coined title, rabba. The following report includes an excerpt...
Comment0

Advertisement Block

Advertisement Block

Sign up for our Newsletter

Advertisement