Sunday, August 30, 2015 Elul 15, 5775
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Daphna Berman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Organ trafficking, genocide prevention, domestic violence and destruction in Haiti. It was hardly a typical day for the students at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy in Bryn Mawr. For many of those gathered at a school-wide conference on human rights last week, it provided the chance to explore issues that connected the values they learn at school with the...
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As cantorial program closes, many lament the end of an era
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Cantor Arlyne Unger readily sings the praises of the Jewish education she received at Gratz College. The 55-year-old, who serves in the dual roles of education director and chazzan at Beth Tikvah B'nai Jeshurun, a Conservative synagogue in Erdenheim, started out studying at Gratz's Hebrew high school as a teen. She also took undergraduate courses at the college and, years...
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Hundreds of people converged at the University of Pennsylvania's Hillel building last week for competing events that offered alternative visions of Israel and U.S. policy in the Middle East. Though there were few fireworks, neither camp succeeded in attracting many students and, for the most part, both appeared to be preaching their respective messages to the converted. For the dovish...
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Aaron Passman
Unlike the stereotype for many her age, 17-year-old Julia Straus isn't a Facebook junkie, though that's not to say she doesn't use it. While she logs on to the social networking site to follow friends and "fan pages," Straus primarily navigates the site for the purposes of her youth group, MaLTY, at Main Line Reform Temple (where her father, David,...
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First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a quandary in a baby carriage
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"Hailey and Hunter and Rachel and Ryan, Tessa and Tyler and Britney and Brian, Sarah and Samuel and Jordyn and James, these are a few of those favorite ... " Names. Everyone's got one, like a badge of honor doled out at home or in the hospital, and stuck right on you until the day a marker bears that out...
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