Thursday, March 26, 2015 Nisan 6, 5775
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Ryan Teitman
Fred Blum rifles through records at the National Archives, the Pennsylvania Historical Society, the Philadelphia Free Library and the Philadelphia City Archives. He scours official Census records. He finds the links that others missed in the nooks and crannies of history. And he puts these sleuthing and research skills to good use as someone who helps the Red Cross reunite...
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Orthodox feminists gather to analyze ups and downs
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New York — The participants at the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance's international conference hardly looked like rebels. Some cradled babies; others wore long skirts or various types of head coverings. Many davened during breaks. Still, they came with a cause. In ways large and small, these individuals are attempting to rethink -- even reshape -- certain aspects of Orthodox Judaism...
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Whether helping children as a bus attendant or assisting them as a classroom aide, June Brown did everything with a "heart of gold," said longtime friend and co-worker Donna Clark. Brown, 55, of West Kensington, died after she was struck by a Philadelphia school-district bus Feb. 6 at the Widener bus garage in Olney, according to the Philadelphia Police Department...
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Like it or not, the United States is embroiled in the Middle East. But according to conventional wisdom, American involvement in the region began shortly after World War II, and American foreign policy coalesced with the onset of the Cold War and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Fueling these developments was the decline of French and English influence in the area, as...
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The Judeo-Christian values that shaped America during its founding years have created the best nation in known history for the Jewish people, according to radio host and columnist Dennis Prager. These values were there from the nation's very beginning, he argued, with founder fathers like Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin believing that their exodus from England echoed the Jewish exodus...
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