Friday, May 22, 2015 Sivan 4, 5775

By:
Nancy Falchuk
Nothing should surprise the medical staff of a big hospital, but last July, the Hadassah Medical Center had an extraordinary 48-hour period in which surgical teams performed two heart and three kidney transplants. The most dramatic case was that of a 42-year-old mother of six, who had been living for a year with an artificial heart, and who finally had...
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By:
Rabbi Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer
Do you remember the line drawing of an old woman who, if you shift your eyes a fraction of an inch, can suddenly reappear as a beautiful girl with a hat? I thought of that well-known perceptual illusion this summer when I studied the biblical narrative of Joseph at a retreat for Jewish and Muslim emerging religious leaders. We chose...
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It's a Moment of Pride for the Entire Community The announcement of the Staub-Spitko wedding in your Dec. 3 issue -- the first ever in the Jewish Exponent to acknowledge a same-sex marriage -- represents a proud moment for the Jewish community and for the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. I applaud the paper's change in policy, which now includes gay and...
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It's not every day that a former president comes to speak to the local Jewish community. But President Bill Clinton did just that last week to headline the official launch of the 2010 annual campaign of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. With his well-known wit and rhetorical finesse, he drew an important parallel between his post-presidency work through the...
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By:
Robert I. Evans and Avrum D. Lapin
With the celebration of Chanukah -- a Jewish festival built on rededication, survival and giving -- we prepare to say goodbye to 2009. For many, it will be a relief to put the past 12 months behind us and start 2010 with a sense of renewal. For some, this period reminds us of crashing stocks and the Bernie Madoff mess...
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