Thursday, April 2, 2015 Nisan 13, 5775

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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg
Four Temple University students accused of using anti-Semitic language in an assault on a Jewish male on the North Philadelphia campus earlier this year were ordered to stand trial during a preliminary hearing held April 29. The hearing was originally scheduled for March 4, but was postponed after defense attorneys requested more time to review documents and prepare their arguments...
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Aaron Passman
"If you cut my legs off, I'm still going." These words were attributed last week to Michael Levin, a former Bucks County resident and Gratz College student who died in 2006 while fighting in Lebanon with the Israeli Defense Force. Levin, who served with Ariel Sharon's former unit, was the only American-born IDF soldier to die in the war. As...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg
After a 10-month national search, the board of trustees of the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf has tapped Larry S. Taub as the 15th head of school, succeeding Joseph E. Fischgrund, who will retire after 21 years at the helm. Taub, who is Jewish, is the first deaf individual in 186 years to head PSD in Germantown. Along with Taub's...
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Jewish agencies that rely heavily on state funding to provide social services are concerned that what they contend is a broad government strategy to "level fund" certain sectors -- in order to bolster other programs -- will leave them scrambling to meet costs. JEVS Human Services, the Abramson Center for Jewish Life, and the Jewish Family & Children's Service of...
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Following more than a decade of advocacy by Hadassah and other Jewish organizations, the House and Senate have each passed a bill that would prohibit employers and health-insurance firms from discriminating against individuals based on information obtained through genetic testing. "This is a sigh of relief. Beneficial testing doesn't have to bring with it the fear of discrimination," said Susannah...
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