Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Av 12, 5775
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Ryan Teitman
Nearly every day, the papers bring fresh news of Sunni and Shi'ite sectarian violence erupting throughout Iraq. While these events are frequent, Westerners -- especially Americans -- find that explanations are scarce, for one simple reason: Few outside the region know much about Islam and its history. To answer some of the myriad questions about the ongoing conflict, the University...
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Ryan Teitman
With the threat of snow in the air this past Sunday, members of Ohev Shalom of Bucks County braved the cold and broke ground on the synagogue's long-awaited expansion of its Richboro campus. After over five years of planning and preparation, Ohev Shalom is now set to build its Irv and Elaine Levin Building. The new construction will expand the...
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Sounding at times more like a rabbi than a man who'd spent his life in the army, the leader of Israel's right-leaning National Religious Party told a Bucks County audience that the Israel Defense Force would, if pressed, strike Iran to eliminate its nuclear capability. And, yes, he suggested that God would play a hand in preventing annihilation. "For Israel,...
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Worshippers arriving at Society Hill's Congregation B'nai Abraham for Shabbat services on Feb. 10 came upon quite a surprise: Much of the historic building had been flooded overnight. The culprit? Not the snow and ice, but an old pipe that froze and then burst. "We came to synagogue and it was gushing, pouring down water, from the top level to...
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The lyrics to "Am Yisrael Chai" grew louder as the song leaders' folksy guitar strummings became faster, and the voices of more than 1,100 teens from nearly every state in the country -- in addition to nations such as Canada, Germany, Mexico and, not surprisingly Israel -- filled the ballroom of the Marriott Philadelphia Downtown Hotel. The three-day biennial convention...
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