Friday, July 25, 2014 Tammuz 27, 5774
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Talking trash in sports is an accepted part of the culture, but a recent anti-Semitic incident at Lower Merion High School took it too far. Last week, Lower Merion was scheduled to play rivals from Strath Haven High School in Wallingford, and a group of students -- and possible alumni and community members -- were swapping some trash talk on...
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Beneviste "Benny" Natan calls himself a "regular guy" who just happens to spend his days working on a particularly challenging problem: How to build a better weapon. Natan runs the Missile Pro-pulsion Laboratory at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa. On September 19, he told a Center City audience -- about 45 local donors to Israel's oldest institute of...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Unseasonably muggy weather for mid-September couldn't keep more than 500 people -- students, alumni, parents, teachers and Jewish communal members -- from celebrating an event 21 months in the making: the dedication of the new home for the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy on the site of the former American College in Bryn Mawr. The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia...
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When David Magerman was a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania, his father died suddenly. Although raised in a Jewish household, Magerman's Jewish education did not prepare him well enough to mourn his father according to Jewish law. He didn't think it was necessary to say Kaddish or to sit shiva. "I feel as if I failed in my responsibilities...
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