Friday, May 29, 2015 Sivan 11, 5775

By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
The Sept. 11 attacks were overwhelmingly tragic events in this country's recent history; and yet the U.S. military action that followed two years later has brought misery, either directly or indirectly, to people elsewhere in the world, most notably to the already downtrodden, forgotten and desperately poor women -- particularly widows -- of Afghanistan. Their plight, which has mostly gone...
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Before men of twisted ideology -- seven years ago today -- brought inconceivable violence to the shores of our country, ending an extended period of calm and prosperity that many had hoped was becoming a permanent feature of the world, a theory known as "The End of History" had been gaining currency within the world of intellectuals. This theory argued...
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By:
Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
My friend Nina went to Israel for her junior year -- and stayed for 11 years. Each summer, she'd come home to see her family in New York. Her parents' friends would pester her: "How can you live in such a dangerous place like Israel?" She'd counter with: "How can you live in such a dangerous city like New York?"...
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Celebrate the beginning of a new era for students, faculty and alumnus of the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy as the school, formerly known as Akiba Hebrew Academy, moves to its new home on the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Radnor Campus, 272 South Bryn Mawr Avenue in Bryn Mawr. Head of School Dr. Steven M. Brown invites the community...
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Philadelphia sent 108 athletes to the recent JCC Maccabi Games held in Detroit's Palace at Auburn Hills, the home of the NBA Pistons. The competition featured swimming, soccer, base-ball, softball, golf, bowling, basketball, dance, in-line hockey, table tennis, volleyball, track-and-field and table tennis.
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