Thursday, April 17, 2014 Nisan 17, 5774
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Rachel Vigoda
Since the Hussian School of Art and the National Museum of American Jewish History are right next door to one another, sharing a view of Independence Mall, the folks at Hussian decided it was time to help the museum put its stamp on the new neighborhood. Last week, the museum unveiled commemorative stamps designed by students in Hussian's Junior Design...
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When Lance Cpl. Jeremy Kane of Cherry Hill, N.J., was killed in action a year ago in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan, U.S. Rep. John Adler helped expedite the return of his body for a Jewish burial. Adler, who lost his seat in November, also took the time to visit Kane's mother and brothers on multiple occasions, according to Rabbi...
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Daniel Blas
When Adam Wachs signed up for a yeshiva gap-year program between high school and college, he knew that he'd be spending much of his time -- more than nine hours a day -- sitting in the beit midrash pouring over ancient Jewish texts while learning Hebrew, and discussing Bible and Zionism. He did not expect, however, to compete in the...
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Laura Goldman
On March 30, the same night the Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Houston Rockets 108-97, the hometown team also hosted the second annual Jewish Heritage night, replete with Jewish food, culture and a rock star. More than 16,000 people came out for the event, which was presented by the Israeli Ministry of Tourism. In addition to a post-game concert by Grammy-nominated...
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As revolutionary fervor has swept the Arab world from Tunisia to Bahrain -- and engulfed Libya in one of the bloodiest conflicts -- the Jewish state has tred a delicate line between embracing democracy in theory and worrying about what Arab democracy might look like in practice. "We're watching with awe on one hand, with caution on the other; but...
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