Sunday, April 26, 2015 Iyyar 7, 5775

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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Although the number of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States dropped for the third consecutive year, according to the Anti-Defamation League, the group noted that there is still plenty of reason for concern. In 2007, there were 1,357 incidents of vandalism, harassment and other acts of hate against Jewish individuals, property or communal institutions throughout the United States, according to...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
It's a truism that countless wars have been fought over religion. But still, it has always troubled thinkers and the faithful that something by nature so peaceful and spiritual should so frequently result in stirring up murderous passions. One way to overcome this, according to a diverse scholarly panel, is to develop a deeper understanding of and respect for other...
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A year ago, an alternative spring-break trip afforded University of Pennsylvania student Sam Adelsberg the opportunity to witness firsthand the many, still-difficult, even grim realities of life in post-Katrina New Orleans, an experience that both haunted him and fermented a desire to return to the Crescent City and do more. At the same time, the Brooklyn-born Modern Orthodox student had...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
With the Iraq war a key issue in the upcoming presidential election, a four-star general told a local audience last week that whoever wins the race will have "to think long and hard" about the future of Iraqi society before deciding to pull U.S. troops from the region completely. Now that America has become deeply involved in the fate of...
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Though the Passover seder may be the religious rite that's most familiar to the majority of Jews, a University of Pennsylvania professor recently posited that these same individuals may, in fact, be unaware or misinformed about the origins of the assorted rituals they recite year in and year out. Dr. Jeffrey H. Tigay told an overflow crowd gathered on a...
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