Friday, May 27, 2016 Iyyar 19, 5776

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Michelle Twersky and Gabriel Aaronson
This past election, the Jewish community lost two lawmakers in the Pennsylvania state legislature who were good friends when it came to supporting school choice programs. To protect these gains in the new legislature, which was sworn in last week, it is crucial that we engage our new legislators and ask them to support educational opportunity with the same vigor...
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The recitation of the mourner's Kaddish by a character on the TV show Homeland didn’t jive with the Jewish tradition I know, which requires forming a minyan. But I'm a journalist, not a rabbi, so I figured I would ask some people who know more than I do.
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A local Jewish professional and mother reflects on two years of blogging about Shabbat, closing that project but continuing her work as an advice columnist for the Exponent.
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This is the perfect time to do a little conjecturing about what might await the Jewish community as the new year gets under way. Such conjecture seems particularly appropriate in the political arena, given the critical issues Washington must face.
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By:
Aliza Wadler Solomon
Jewish children are almost as likely to be obese as their non-Jewish counterparts — and the community has a responsibilty to make sure they grow up to be healthy adults.
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