Thursday, July 24, 2014 Tammuz 26, 5774
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Philadelphia City Council passed legislation last week that would prohibit the city from accepting a bid, or holding investments in, foreign-owned firms that do business with Iran or Sudan. Its primary sponsor, Democratic Councilman James Kenney, insisted that the bill is not just a symbolic victory, but will hurt both countries in the pocketbook as well. He did acknowledge that...
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The jury is in, though the verdict on what a proposed Holocaust memorial on the Atlantic City boardwalk will look like remains a good ways off. Architect Daniel Libeskind and scholar Michael Berenbaum are among the individuals recently named to a jury that will decide the winner in an open design competition; the goal is to choose a concept for...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
During time spent in Iraq, Matt Cohen received a care package from his brother that included a copy of the novel Exodus by Leon Uris, as well as stories of the Maccabees and their triumph over the forces of Hellenism. Those are fitting tales for the 21-year-old from Havertown. Like those heroes, he's been doing some battling of his own:...
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Stern Hebrew High School's efforts to take up residence in the old Akiba Hebrew Academy facility in Merion Station took a small step forward on Nov. 19 at a Lower Merion Township zoning hearing. The Modern Orthodox day school, along with the Kohelet Foundation, is seeking the zoning board's approval to alter the facilities on the premises. Chief among the...
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It's no secret that the Jewish population of Lower Merion has grown by leaps and bounds over the course of several decades. And, little by little, pieces of the Jewish infrastructure, from synagogues to kosher restaurants to an eruv, have proliferated to keep up with the tides. However, to purchase a plot at a Jewish cemetery for burial, residents of...
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