Sunday, July 13, 2014 Tammuz 15, 5774

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Neil Rubin, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Washington It began two years ago as an idea by volunteers at a suburban Jewish community center and turned into a major international campaign, galvanizing everyone from President Barack Obama to the mayor of London. And in case you haven't heard yet about the movement to get the International Olympics Committee to hold a minute of silence to honor the...
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Phyllis Rubin, Jewish Exponent Feature
In 2010, when Hannah Hen­kin was in 10th grade, she was invited to join Israel's under-20 Youth Ultimate (Frisbee) team to compete in the international world championship tournament being held in Germany. She had founded the girls' ultimate team at Radnor High School the year before and loved the sport. But to play for Israel, Hen­kin was required to demonstrate...
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Students attending Muhlenberg College in Allentown will have the option to major in Jewish studies starting in fall 2013. The addition was sparked by the growth of the Jewish studies minor, which the school first began offering in 1988, administrators said in a news release. Around 25 students minored in the subject this past year, said Hartley Lachter, associate professor...
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Before he died, when he knew his end was drawing near, Joseph Smukler told his rabbi that he wanted lots of people to attend his funeral. He got that wish. The cavernous Main Line sanctuary at Har Zion Temple was filled to capacity as hundreds poured out on a hot summer Sunday to mourn and honor a longtime pillar of...
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Is it possible that Philadelphia is home to the greatest collection of Rodins this side of Paris -- thanks to a schnauzer? According to Norma Bruns­wick, that is how the foundation for the Rodin Museum, which reopened last week after a three-year renovation, was laid. The 79-year-old Rydal resident is the granddaughter of Jules Mastbaum, the movie mo­gul/philanthropist who single-handedly...
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