Thursday, April 24, 2014 Nisan 24, 5774

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Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
The Jewish community of Barbados celebrated a joyous milestone this year with the opening of the Nidhe Israel Museum, which overlooks the Jewish cemetery and historic Nidhe Israel Synagogue in Bridgetown. The museum documents the contribution made by Jews to the island, one that set off profound ripples throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. Barbados is home to the oldest...
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Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
September and Elul are upon us. The bright, dusty light of summer trails off. The wind picks up, and gathers along with it our readiness -- or reluctance -- to face another year and another reckoning. Like the leaves tossed about by the wind, we are not asked if we want to participate in the rhythm of the season. It...
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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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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Last Wednesday evening, Jews between the ages of 21 and 40 met and mingled at the Gershman Y during an event billed as a "Taste of the New Year." Co-sponsored by several local groups, the program combined kosher wine tastings -- served by young congregants from Center City synagogues -- and a getting-to-know-you opportunity just in time for the upcoming...
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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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