Thursday, July 10, 2014 Tammuz 12, 5774
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At the beginning of a two-hour presentation Monday at the National Museum of American Jewish History, 37-year-old lecturer and author Loolwa Khazzoom asked her audience where their ancestors derived. José Zighelboim said he's a Venezuelan Jew. Josef Kardos identified himself as a Jew who's half-Chinese, half-Hungarian. Others noted family from Latvia, Portugal, Iran and Israel. And all of these people...
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Right before a recent trip to Washington, D.C., 16-year-old Ben Bernstein said he wasn't all that interested in politics. But after learning about lobbying, campaign-finance reform and even meeting with a congressman, Bernstein can safely say that politics is now on his radar screen. Bernstein, and three other teenagers from Temple Brith Achim in King of Prussia, participated in the...
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Ryan Teitman
Teaching is a journey of sorts, and for two educators at Torah Academy of Greater Philadelphia in Ardmore, at least a leg of that journey will become a reality, as they travel to Israel to learn new ways to challenge their students. An invitation from Israel's Society for Excellence Through Education will allow the teachers to attend a weeklong conference,...
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A new Torah scroll was completed recently for Chabad of Penn Wynne, with New York scribe Rabbi Gad Sebag in town to put the final letters on the document with the help of local residents. After the last letter was completed, the ink was allowed to dry before a procession took place, from the Kaiserman Branch of the Jewish Community...
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Even before the $12 million, 35,000-square-foot Steinhardt Hall had officially opened more than three years ago on the University of Pennsylvania campus -- replacing a cramped, outdated brick structure -- Rabbi Howard Alpert, executive director of Hillel of Greater Philadelphia, declared that the next big building project would happen on the other side of the Schuylkill, at North Philadelphia's Temple...
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