Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Iyyar 16, 5775
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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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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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Aaron Passman
Jacob Couzens narrowed it down to two options this summer: The 17-year-old could find a job at a place like Starbucks, work indoors in the air-conditioning and possibly earn enough money to afford a car, or he could volunteer at an army base, earn no money, sleep in barracks and spend his days doing manual labor. So much for Starbucks...
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Marianna Salz may have been born in Latvia, but she grew up in the city of Philadelphia. Salz is an immigration lawyer with many friends -- also born in parts of the former Soviet Union -- who work in business, medicine and other white-collar professions. They own homes in suburban neighborhoods like Richboro and Lower Moreland, she said. So, Salz,...
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By receiving the approval of the Lower Merion Township Zoning Board, Stern Hebrew High School has cleared perhaps the last major hurdle in its effort to relocate from its current facility in Northeast Philadelphia to a 4-acre campus on the Main Line. If all goes according to plan, the institution will take over the building formerly occupied by Akiba Hebrew...
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