Saturday, May 23, 2015 Sivan 5, 5775

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The Philadelphia Union's practice last week had been finished for more than 20 minutes, but rookie goalie Zac MacMath was still on the field, working to strengthen a shoulder that's been susceptible to injury.
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For Rabbi Ira Budow, headmaster of the Abrams Hebrew Academy, the prisoner exchange leading to the release of kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit served as the ultimate teachable moment.
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Mordechai Shinefeld | Je Feature
Protesters chanted, waved signs and marched around City Hall in downtown Philadelphia, a group of Jewish organizers staged an unusual approach to social activism: They davened the Yom Kippur Kol Nidre service. Next to Emlen Etting's abstract "Phoenix Rising" sculpture, and beneath the watchful eyes of helmeted police officers patrolling the street above, some 100 worshipers gathered in a recessed...
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Israel has always been a mainstay in Libby Lenkinski's life. Her mother grew up there and, as a child, she visited relatives living on kibbutzim in picturesque northern Israel.
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As one of 12 members of the Congressional Supercommittee tasked with trimming more than $1 trillion from the national budget over 10 years, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey's calendar is pretty full these days -- especially considering that the Nov. 23 deadline is fast approaching to get a deal done. Still, officials at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia have managed...
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