Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774

Jordana Jacobs

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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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In a country like Israel, where patriotic emotions run high and strong Zionist convictions can divide families, it's not at all unusual to find two people who harbor vastly different political viewpoints. Thus, it was hardly surprising to discover that two men - albeit the mayors of neighboring towns that border the Gaza Strip - would express opposing views on...
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Historically, American Jews have been liberal in their political positions, and generally opposed to war and violence. Opinions among individuals, of course, have varied across the board, but the majority have been known to oppose large-scale conflagrations, and have gone public with their viewpoints. Thus, it's not surprising to learn that one branch of Judaism may be set to make...
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Most kids never forget the first Dr. Seuss book that made them laugh out loud or the first Judy Blume book that made them cry. And to honor and celebrate works and moments like these, libraries and bookstores around the country will hold events throughout the month to encourage young ones to crack open even more books. The Lower Merion...
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A quick scan of the Judaica section at any local Barnes & Noble bookstore or a search of "Jewish" on Amazon.com will likely lead to books about Kabbalah, Jewish history or maybe even how to keep a Jewish home. But fiction by Jewish authors is mixed into the grand scheme of literature, and other works aren't necessarily labeled for their...
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