Thursday, May 28, 2015 Sivan 10, 5775

The convergence this weekend of "Shabbat Across America" and the "National Day of Unplugging" has got to be more than just a coincidence. Either way, the programs bring the promise of a sorely needed respite from our crazy busy lives, made all the crazier in recent weeks by the seismic rumblings of world events. It's hard not to be obsessed...
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By:
Ruth Ellen Gruber, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
The day after Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak was ousted by a widespread public uprising, I found myself presenting a lecture about Solidarity, the mass trade union movement that convulsed Poland 30 years ago and paved the way for the collapse of the Iron Curtain a decade later. It also helped land me in jail in 1983, resulting in my expulsion...
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A Tradition of Caring at Hillel Goes Way Back I am a University of Pennsylvania 1985 graduate and I was moved by Deborah Hirsch's cover story on Emery "Eliezer" Williams ("He's Found a Home at Hillel," Feb. 3). I recognized his picture immediately as someone who looked familiar even though I did not know him well. When I read that...
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It's no secret that without Jewish education, the future of Jewish life could well be doomed. Which is why we welcome two developments that can serve our community's myriad ways of growing literate Jews. The first piece of good news is a promising initiative that will take a hard look at the financial health of our area day schools. (...
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A new day is dawning in Egypt -- and perhaps the whole Middle East. But where the sun will ultimately rise is still a huge and worrisome question mark. It was hard not to be transfixed by the euphoria in the streets of Cairo following the ouster of Hosni Mubarak -- and by the prospect that democracy might take root...
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