Thursday, July 10, 2014 Tammuz 12, 5774
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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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Jerusalem's deputy mayor, Naomi Tsur, is on a mission to create a green link between her city and Philadelphia. As the head of sustainability in the office of Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, Tsur doesn't deal with security, politics or religious tensions. Instead, her portfolio focuses on issues such as climate change, recycling and planning for a healthier, environmentally sound future...
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