Sunday, June 26, 2016 Sivan 20, 5776

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Despite the state’s announced intent to shut down Solomon Charter School, the publicly funded cyber school in Philadelphia’s Chinatown section actually expanded in its second academic year. The school still teaches Chinese and Hebrew and offers kosher food, even though no Jewish students have enrolled.
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An agreement was recently formalized to merge the the Passover League with the Golden Slipper Club and Charities, signaling the end of an era for a group that was founded 80 years ago.
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Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
While keeping an eye on his controversial neighbors, Azerbaijan's president is also working to strengthen his country's ties with the Jewish state.
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Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
A rabbi’s near fatal July shooting in the Russian republic of Dagestan has the community of about 2,000 Jews questioning their ability to persevere among a predominantly Muslim population.
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Ron Kampeas, JTA
Five years after its creation, J Street is finding greater mainstream acceptance even as it continues to anger sectors of the community.
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