Monday, April 27, 2015 Iyyar 8, 5775
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Jacob Fischer and Jordan Baum were both hunched over the dirt, intensely examining the ground for hidden artifacts. The excavation had already proved fruitful; the pair of 11-year-olds had uncovered part of an oil lamp, bones (not real ones, Jordan pointed out), shards of pottery and tiles marked with ancient Hebrew script. Other campers had managed to find charcoal from...
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Rabbi Mordechai Wecker certainly knows how to relate to high school students. After all, he has seven children of his own -- two boys and five girls ranging in age from 12 to 25 years old -- and has also taught for 21 years at the Maimonides School just outside of Boston. Wecker began putting all of that accumulated experience...
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While visiting family and friends in his hometown of Holland, Pa., last month, First Sgt. Michael Levin was safe from the war that suddenly erupted in Israel. But rather than finish his vacation in a leisurely fashion, the Israeli Defense Force soldier immediately returned to the Jewish state, rushing to the aid of his 890 Paratrooper Brigade as they battled...
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Congregation Bnai Harim -- a Reform Synagogue in Monroe County in the Poconos -- expected to hold its first-ever service in its newly constructed building on erev Rosh Hashanah back in 2004. But earlier that day, synagogue officials learned that Tobyhanna Township hadn't granted the congregation an occupancy permit -- lighting had to be installed in the parking lot. The...
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Friends, family and even a few strangers have told Julie Braman that it seems a little crazy -- sometimes they even use stronger words like "nuts" or "insane" -- to move to Israel now, by herself, with Israel and Hezbollah clashing in a full-blown war and hundreds of rockets falling daily in northern Israel as well as in the south...
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