Saturday, April 19, 2014 Nisan 19, 5774
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It's hard to find a political figure today held in less esteem in the eyes of most Jews than former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, a blogger for the conservative publication Commentary wrote earlier this year. Jennifer Rubin, in a January posting analyzing the Palin phenomenon, asserted that while they might be off-base, Jews see her as "uncouth, unschooled, a hick,...
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Local architects find southern comfort in rebuilding a New Orleans synagogue
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If they build it, they will ... daven. What was once a field of dregs is about to be resuscitated and relocated, as a Modern Orthodox shul becomes part of a post-Katrina kashrut connection in New Orleans. And the men behind the T-square and the time line are Michael I. Hauptman, AIA, a Philly guy, and his partner David B...
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Throughout time, it's safe to say that Jews haven't been overwhelmingly embraced by Christian groups. Out and out "love-fests" are practically unheard of. But that's exactly what Pastor John Hagee's gatherings in support of Israel have come to symbolize. Now that love-fest is coming to town, with more than 1,000 people, including evangelical Christians and a number of Jewish supporters,...
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The Jewish Exponent has been named "Best Overall Weekly Newspaper" in the state of Pennsylvania. The honor is one of five given by the Keystone Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for work done in 2009. In a separate statewide competition, the Exponent received five Keystone Press Awards, including second place in the category of "Niche Publication." Executive...
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Back in 1988, the sociologist Steven M. Cohen published a piece in Reform Judaism magazine under the provocative headline "Are Reform Jews Abandoning Israel?" Cohen, who now teaches at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York -- the Reform seminary -- argued that results from a national survey taken a year earlier pointed to a gap between...
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