Monday, April 27, 2015 Iyyar 8, 5775

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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
Jerry Ehrlich spent roughly two months treating patients at a makeshift medical camp in Darfur, Sudan. Elaine Webster and Amanda Dawson work here to tutor a refugee family from Ethiopia. And Mary Yee provides language services to immigrant and refugee students in the Philadelphia School District. These were just some of the outreach efforts lauded by HIAS and Council Migration...
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As conservative thinker Norman Podhoretz vociferously defended the Bush Doctrine, in addition to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, some members of the Center City audience he was addressing shook their heads, laughed or even heckled the man. When he then went on to advocate a pre-emptive strike against Iran to thwart the regime's nuclear capabilities, one woman called out,...
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People from Pennsylvania and Delaware who wish to make Israel their new home can now seek the help of Daniel Tuksar, who will be serving for two years as the official aliyah shaliach in Philadelphia on behalf of the Jewish Agency for Israel. A newlywed, Tuksar and his Israeli wife, Hila, moved here in August so he could take up...
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If all the world's a circle, include Philadelphia as a pit stop on the way to "Gilded Lions and Jeweled Horses: The Synagogue to the Carousel," a new exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum in New York. The display conveys the story of a little-known aspect of American carousel history and its connection to Jewish visual culture, including the...
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Perelman museum addition is a welcome work of art
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Rita Rosen Poley, JE Feature
Museums are the primary stewards of collections. They exhibit them, care for them, grow them. Over time, as collections get bigger, museums often find themselves out of space, longing for a way to burst out of their architectural footprint. Very often, the process of expansion is met with community opposition. In New York, three major museums have been in running...
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