Monday, July 14, 2014 Tammuz 16, 5774

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A New York Times story on Feb. 17 that ran beneath the headline "Dreams Stifled, Egypt's Young Turn to Islamic Fervor" provided a stark portrayal of Israel's largest and most populous neighbor. According to the article, Egypt's command economy has been unable to keep up with a decades-long population boom. A generation of increasingly well-educated men and women are encountering...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Wynnewood resident Alan C. Kessler has received a stamp of approval from the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors, having recently been elected its chair for the next year by his peers. Kessler, 57, wears many hats in addition to this new position. He also serves as co-finance chairman for the presidential campaign of Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.), and is...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
About a month ago, leaders at Germantown Jewish Centre were focused on routine synagogue tasks, such as planning Shabbat services, and scheduling educational and social programs. Then, within a matter of days, these same leaders were forced to organize an ongoing cleanup and restoration project following a suspicious fire that destroyed a preschool classroom and left other parts of the...
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President George Washington -- played by impersonator Jim Gibson -- visited the National Museum of American Jewish History in Center City Monday afternoon as part of a Presidents Day program. He read a letter Washington sent to Congregation Mikveh Israel in 1790 that affirmed his support of Judaism and the freedom of religion. Photo by Jared Shelly
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Despite a centuries-old history marked by misunderstanding, acrimony and often deadly conflict, Poles and Jews -- against all logic -- manage somehow to continue speaking to one another. The dialogue may, in fact, have entered one of its most interesting phases. This was the combined judgment of the three participants in a recent panel discussion devoted to this troubled but...
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