Thursday, July 30, 2015 Av 14, 5775

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Ron Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
WASHINGTON How much noise does Israel's leadership have to make to get the Obama administration to say what it wants to hear about Iran? It's a question now preoccupying Israel, along with its corollary: How much noise is too much and risks precipitating a crisis between Jeru­salem and its closest ally? Some Israeli analysts say that pronounced signals from their...
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Fans whirred and radios blared as workers hauled interior doors and painted win­dow trim in a former Bala Cynwyd church-turned-synagogue that will re-open after Labor Day as an Orthodox day school for girls. Cheryl Epstein, assistant principal of the newly named I.S. Kos­loff Torah Academy High School for Girls, surveyed the construction zone before her. At first, Epstein said, she...
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Will pairing Hebrew and Mandarin Chinese language classes at a new Phila­delphia charter school make a perfect yin and yang -- or prove to be something of an educational odd couple? Chinese and Hebrew may seem like an unusual combination but organizers of the new venture point out that both are ancient languages that originated on the Asian continent. The...
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Longtime communal lead­er Theodore "Ted" Mann laughed with his mouth full when asked if he really believes that voting Republican is inconsistent with Jewish values -- as he suggests in his new book. "I think so," replied the 84-year-old, who for decades played a leading role in national Jewish organizational life. "To the extent that Republicans seem to care so...
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A public prosecutor in Italy is investigating the sale of wine featuring pictures of Adolf Hit­ler after Wynnewood travelers Matthew and Cindy Hirsch complained to a regional newspaper about the bottles being offensive. Italy made apologizing for fascism a crime in 1952. "At this point, though, it would be opportune to invent the crime of human stupidity," Verona prosecutor Mario...
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