Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Iyyar 16, 5775
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Five minutes into a discussion on the intersection of Judaism and technology, LimmudPhilly presenter Sam Zitin tossed out an aside comparing the sometimes cacophonous interplay of voices and ideas found in the Talmud with the hyper-linked, user-generated content on Wikipedia. But before Zitin, director of information management for the fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi, could get any further, J.T. Waldman, an...
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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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Lynn B. Edelman and Amy Purdy, JF Feature
This is the first in a monthly series of articles focusing on Jewish day schools in the Greater Philadelphia area. Each story will focus on the cutting-edge educational and extracurricular opportunities that nurture the academic and spiritual growth of each student, preparing them to take their rightful place in the Jewish community. Next month's article will spotlight the Raymond and...
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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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