Monday, August 31, 2015 Elul 16, 5775

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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(JTA) — Kidnapped American Warren Weinstein called on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to help free him from his Al Qaida captors. The plea from Weinstein, 71, was included in a video released by Al Qaida on Sept. 12. “As a Jew, I am appealing to you, Prime Minister Netanyahu, the head of the Jewish State of Israel, as one...
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Neil Rubin, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
TULSA, Oklahoma It was an unlikely place, it might seem, for both such a conference and its major sponsors. But for two days the Israel-based Haruv Institute, the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa and the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Philanthropic Network ran a two-day gathering on child abuse for 85 child maltreat­ment professionals. The Haruv Institute, founded by the Schusterman Foundation-Israel in...
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CUBA (JTA) — A Cuban Foreign Ministry official rejected claims by the wife of Alan Gross that the jailed American contractor was in ill health and said Cuba was willing to negotiate his release with U.S. officials. “The state of health of Mr. Gross continues being normal and he regularly does intense physical exercises,” Foreign Ministry official Josefina Vidal said...
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Two Philadelphia-area mem­bers of Congress who focus on health care were in the spotlight this week — one for delivering a speech on neuroscience at the Israeli Embassy, the other for receiving a prestigious award. In his Sept. 13 talk at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C., U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah of Philadelphia highlighted the need for the American and...
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