Monday, April 21, 2014 Nisan 21, 5774
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Philadelphia will soon join the more than 40 communities across the globe that host Limmud learning festivals. More than 70 top-ranked, nationally recognized Jewish authors, artists, educators, philosophers, journalists, rabbis and scientists will share their knowledge with new and seasoned Jewish learners on Feb. 21 and Feb. 22 at the Gershman Y and University of the Arts. LimmudPhilly, which is...
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Participants in an interfaith panel at St. Joseph's University expressed hope that Pope Benedict XVI's recent decision to lift the excommunication of four bishops associated with a breakaway sect -- including one who all but denied the Holocaust -- would not put a long-term strain on Catholic-Jewish relations. Yet each of the speakers also acknowledged that they had great uncertainty...
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As the jobless rate grows day by day and the recession appears to deepen, many Jewish day schools across the country face several bitter realities -- like smaller class sizes and leaner budgets. But the near simultaneous announcements last month that the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School and the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy have established major tuition-incentive...
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Philadelphia and San Francisco may be at opposite ends of the country, but the two cities got a little bit closer recently, thanks to a significant grant awarded to a local education organization based in Montgomery County. The Jewish Outreach Partnership in Melrose Park was awarded a $150,000 Signature Grant by the board of directors of the Covenant Foundation in...
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The decision by both the University of Pennsylvania and Rutgers University to suspend their undergraduate Israel study-abroad programs for the semester -- a move taken as fighting still raged in Gaza and rockets fell on southern Israel -- has triggered criticism and stirred debate on both campuses. According to the Anti-Defamation League's national office, only two other American institutions took...
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