Wednesday, August 5, 2015 Av 20, 5775
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Desperate not to lose his eyesight, a retired aerospace engineer made a hasty decision earlier this month to fly to Philadelphia, where he thought getting eye surgery would be as simple as walking into a doctor’s office.
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About 40 people attended an election-analysis program held at Congregation Mikveh Israel in Old City, hours after the polls closed in Israel. The crowd was mostly right-leaning but not altogether so.
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A recently restored synagogue at Eastern State Penitentiary becomes the unlikely site of a historic letter from Martin Luther King Jr.
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The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Philadelphia is helping organize a Jan. 23 rally in Harrisburg to address the nationwide problem of gun violence.
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There was a case of “Idol” worship in Gladwyne last week. Hagit Yaso, the 23-year-old winner of Israel’s version of American Idol , gave a concert as part of a fundraiser for the Jewish state.
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