Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Av 3, 5774

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Never mind that surrounding them were hundreds of photos and exhibits dedicated to freedom and diversity, both here and abroad. The people gathered at the National Liberty Museum in Center City on Sunday were focused on one person in particular - a man who fought for peace in the Middle East, and who died for it as well. In a...
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As rifts start to expand among mainline Protestant churches over the question of divestment from Israel, cracks are appearing in the very denomination that brought the divestment debate to the fore. Aided by the Jewish community, pro-Israel members of the Presbyterian Church USA - which last year castigated Israel, and endorsed a policy of divestment over the Jewish state's policies...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
In 1985, Glenn Schwartz found himself racing down the Florida coast tracking Hurricane Elena, whose 100-plus-mph winds caused more than $1 billion worth of damage. The result of his efforts - video showing the meteorologist in the eye of a Category 3 hurricane - proved to be life- altering for Schwartz. "The Weather Channel had never covered a hurricane before,...
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A century after the birth of Viktor E. Frankl - who spent three years in four Nazi deaths camps, and used his experiences to transform psychotherapy into a discipline that encouraged patients to resist despair and embrace life - proponents of his ideas are using his approach for everything from treating terminally-ill cancer patients to improving workplace dynamics. This was...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
For many Philadelphians, a drive down North Broad Street is simply a way to get to work or travel into the city, but for Rabbi Fred Kazan, 72, it's a glimpse into Philadelphia's Jewish history. By the time he had his Bar Mitzvah, Kazan had lived in South Philadelphia, Strawberry Mansion and West Oak Lane. Such experiences sparked a current...
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