Friday, August 1, 2014 Av 5, 5774

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A woman stuck in traffic on Walnut Street gaped at a table lined with apples and other sweets, blocking a prime parking spot just off Rittenhouse Square. The Collaborative young professionals group had commandeered the edge of the street for a temporary stand celebrating Rosh Ha­shanah. Their display was part of Park(ing) Day, a worldwide event on Sept. 21 that...
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It was the Israeli official response you would expect to hear at any mention of the country’s presumed stockpile of nuclear weapons. Dan Halutz, former chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces, was asked during a ­local speak­ing engagement whether he thought it was a mistake for Israel to invest so much money in nuclear weapons when they weren’t...
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The U.S. Senate has passed a non-binding resolution, co-sponsored by three sen­­ators, including Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), stating that American policy should be to prevent Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons capability. The resolution, backed by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and co-authored by U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn) and U.S. Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.), was introduced in February. It...
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As is often the case in the Jewish world, the past year was filled with both triumphs and tribulations. With history, both local and international, unfolding before and around us, the Jewish Exponent made its own mark by celebrating its 125th anniversary. The year 5772 was a time of transitions, with local communal institutions weathering storms, reimagining themselves or changing...
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The Jewish year 5772 was marked by a growing uncertainty among the Jewish people worldwide. From the threat of a nuclear Iran to Egypt’s new government led by the Muslim Brotherhood to the chaos that erupted in Syria, Israel found its longtime status quo imperiled on a number of fronts. A marked increase in attacks on Jewish targets in Europe...
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