Sunday, April 19, 2015 Nisan 30, 5775
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Back in 1994, the Anti-Defamation League rankled leaders of the evangelical Christian community with its report titled "The Religious Right: The Assault on Tolerance and Pluralism in America," which asserted that groups such as Pat Robertson's Christian Coalition were working to lower barriers separating church and state. Such a breakdown would, implicitly, make it more difficult for Jews and other...
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(From left) Eric Floyd, Rabbi Howard Hersch, Joan Hersch and Ben James celebrate the completion of a 13-feet-by-6-inch menorah made of Legos at Congregation Brothers of Israel in Newtown. About 180 people helped build the menorah, composed of 60,000 Lego pieces provided by architect Stephen Schwartz, who travels to different congregations to set up the temporary exhibits -- topping it...
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Discussing the pros and cons of the homeschool trend
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
As Hannah Newman typed the first few words of her novel, she started developing a story about a young girl who finds a penny on the ground. After picking it up, the girl realizes that this is no ordinary coin, but one with magical powers. Soon, a beautiful fairy appears, and the protagonist is whisked away to an adventurous world,...
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After an 18-month search, the board of directors at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy has tapped Philadelphia-area native Steven M. Brown as the next head of school. Rabbi Philip D. Field, 61, will be retiring after 17 years at the helm of Barrack, formerly Akiba Hebrew Academy. He and his wife will be moving to Israel, where their four...
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Carin M. Smilk, JE Feature
Listening to Danny Siegel is like a double punch to the gut: First, you feel guilty for not having done enough in terms of altruism and good deeds, and then, you become simply overwhelmed with all that's left to do in the world. That, of course, is the reaction this man of micro-mitzvahs gets when he speaks to a room...
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