Tuesday, July 7, 2015 Tammuz 20, 5775

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The ongoing internal debate focusing on the practical, moral and geopolitical ramifications of an Israeli presence in the West Bank found its way to the University of Pennsylvania last week in the form of a lecture and a photography exhibit. On one side of a not-so-neatly marked divide stood Aryeh Green, an advisor to former Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Natan...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Alana Weiner, a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, is standing up for Israel by attempting to increase its visibility on campus, and thereby heighten an appreciation of the country's many achievements among her fellow students. She plans to do this thanks to a new fellowship program developed by a group called StandWithUs. StandWithUs is an international, nonprofit, Israel education...
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President George Washington -- played by impersonator Jim Gibson -- visited the National Museum of American Jewish History in Center City Monday afternoon as part of a Presidents Day program. He read a letter Washington sent to Congregation Mikveh Israel in 1790 that affirmed his support of Judaism and the freedom of religion. Photo by Jared Shelly
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
About a month ago, leaders at Germantown Jewish Centre were focused on routine synagogue tasks, such as planning Shabbat services, and scheduling educational and social programs. Then, within a matter of days, these same leaders were forced to organize an ongoing cleanup and restoration project following a suspicious fire that destroyed a preschool classroom and left other parts of the...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Wynnewood resident Alan C. Kessler has received a stamp of approval from the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors, having recently been elected its chair for the next year by his peers. Kessler, 57, wears many hats in addition to this new position. He also serves as co-finance chairman for the presidential campaign of Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.), and is...
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