Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Av 3, 5774
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The worldwide Chabad Lubavitch movement must respond to last month's terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, by doubling its efforts at Jewish outreach and react to acts of cruelty by spreading acts of kindness, stated Rabbi Abraham Shemtov, who chairs the executive committee of the Agudas Chassidei Chabad, Chabad's umbrella organization. Shemtov, who also oversees Lubavitch activities in the region, delivered...
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State Rep. Josh Shapiro's (D-District 153) rapid rise in Pennsylvania politics -- described by some observers of Harrisburg as unprecedented -- appears to have hit a roadblock, or at least a significant hurdle. When the next legislative session begins in January, the 35-year-old Shapiro will lose his deputy-speaker post. The incoming House Speaker, state Rep. Keith McCall (D-District 122), announced...
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AaronPassman, JE Staff
Leonard Cole likened the United States to a car driving away from the events of 9/11, and as the incidents get smaller in the rearview mirror, they also recede in the national consciousness, making Americans more likely to become complacent and, potentially, at risk for another terrorist attack. Cole spoke recently on the campus of Rutgers University-Camden in an event...
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Aaron Passman, JE Staff
You don't have to be an expert to advocate for Israel; you don't have to have all the facts, either. Israel advocacy doesn't even have to be political. "[And it] doesn't mean you have to agree with everything Israel does," said Israel advocacy trainer Neil Lazarus. The easiest and most important part of Israel advocacy, he said, is making someone...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Staff
Northeast Philadelphia -- once a stronghold of the Philadelphia Jewish community -- has said farewell to yet another synagogue: After 113 years, Adath Zion Congregation has closed its doors and merged with Congregation Ner Zedek-Ezrath Israel-Beth Uziel on Bustleton Avenue, in the Rhawnhurst section of the city. Adath Zion president Neil Schmerling said there were several reasons why it was...
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