Friday, September 4, 2015 Elul 20, 5775

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Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
Last week, we explored the cannibal origins and skeleton issues of Atiu, the distinct and adventurous Cook Island's third most populous isle. Now, it's a time to go further underground on this trip -- on to the famous Anatakitaki Caves, home to 400-swift like Kopeka birds that are indigenous and unique to Atiu. Into the caves we now go like...
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By:
Amy Purdy, JF Feature
This is the fourth article in a Federation series on area day schools. Support for Jewish education is a core priority of the Federation of Greater Philadelphia. Past articles and photos are posted on www.jewishphilly.org on the community page. Students at Stern Hebrew High School, the only Modern Orthodox high school in the Greater Philadelphia area, divide their day equally...
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Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
It's been a cool spring so far in New England. Of course, that hasn't stopped the azaleas and dogwoods from bursting forth in all their splendor. What a surprise, yet again, that the barren brown of winter can give forth to this riotous color. Though it follows the same pattern year after year after year, I'm still in a state...
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By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
Jewish law is pretty clear on the matter of human remains: If you're a Kohen, you don't go anywhere near the deceased. If you're not a Kohen, then a visit to the cemetery is no problem. But exploring an ancient burial cave filled with skeletal remains -- just for the thrill of it? Not so kosher! Still, I couldn't resist...
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With donations down, what will happen to various groups, programs and services?
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Before the financial crisis hit, all signs pointed upward for Moving Traditions. The national organization -- founded four years ago and based in Jenkintown -- fosters Jewish identity through the lens of gender. It had expanded its signature program, "Rosh Hodesh: It's a Girl Thing!," far beyond its local roots, establishing groups throughout the country. And donors appeared willing to...
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