Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774

Jared Shelly

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Like many typical ninth-graders, Sam Stern and Alan Hersch relished the chance to ride roller-coasters like Superman Ultimate Flight, Kingda Ka and Nitro while on a day trip to the Six Flags Great Adventure theme park. But the Orthodox teens - dressed in white button-down shirts, black pants and yarmulkes - found themselves riding one coaster again and again: Batman...
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Although sex and religion are considered by some faiths to be an unholy alliance, Rabbi Dennis Ross feels that, overall, Judaism holds the act in a favorable light. "Sex is not inherently evil," Ross said to about 50 people last week at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park. "At times, sex is a mitzvah." The talk, titled "When Sex...
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Like his fellow survivors, Abram Shnaper wants to make sure that people remember the tragedies inflicted upon so many during the Holocaust. Only then, will no one have a reason to deny the Shoah's existence. After liberation from Klooga, a labor camp in Estonia in 1944, Shnaper vowed to have his voice heard - and heard loudly. As the president...
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The board of directors at the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School voted 20-1 to consolidate its Bucks County branch into its Forman Center branch in Melrose Park effective at the end of the 2005-06 academic year. "As a school, it's just never hit its target enrollment," said Stuart Appel, president of Perelman's board. Serving first- to fifth-graders, the...
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Driving with his brother and a friend in his hometown of Mosul, Iraq, in late autumn last year, 26-year-old Safa Ismael noticed something peculiar: A car in front of him was moving at an extraordinarily slow pace, holding up all traffic. Moments later, insurgents in a car going in the opposite direction pulled up next to Ismael's car and detonated...
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