Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774

Local activists brace for Gaza fallout.
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As Philadelphia-area Jews grappled with an uncertain and fluid situation in southern Israel and braced for the possibility of a protracted conflict, pro-Israel activists echoed a common theme: Israel must be allowed to defend herself. Noah Feit, president of Penn Friends of Israel, said his group was “preparing for the worst on campus,” as the conflict between Israel and Hamas...
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Following the targeted killing of a top Hamas leader, Israel s Defense Minister Ehud Barak said "Israel is not interested in engaging in war, but Hamas' provocation in the past days has made it imperative that we act sharply and decisively."
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Parents and students voice their opinions
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As representatives from two area day schools continued closed-door deliberations over a possible middle school merger, Main Line students and parents spoke out in favor of unification.
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Touched by a rural Tennessee school project commemorating the Holocaust with millions of paper clips, a lifelong Philadelphian commisioned a seven-foot-tall paper clip sculpture that will be installed in front of his Broomall congregation.
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Rabbi Michael Uram, director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Hillel, was named to the “Forward 50.”
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