Saturday, December 10, 2016 Kislev 10, 5777

It is clearly only a coincidence that two major conferences are drawing crowds to Philadelphia this weekend, but when analyzed together, they speak volumes about where we and our community are today. The convergence of the second annual LimmudPhilly, billed as a "learningfest," with a gathering of international scholars of the Holocaust and the Church, to be held at Saint...
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By:
Ross Berkowitz
Learning. We do it every day. Every minute of every day. Yet as we get older, too many of us lose the joy of discovery, which, at its heart, is what learning is about. As a child, each new experience is a wonder. Some, like trying ice-cream for the first time or petting an animal, are fantastic. Others, like reaching...
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By:
Ross Berkowitz
Learning. We do it every day. Every minute of every day. Yet as we get older, too many of us lose the joy of discovery, which, at its heart, is what learning is about. As a child, each new experience is a wonder. Some, like trying ice-cream for the first time or petting an animal, are fantastic. Others, like reaching...
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By:
Rabbi Richard Libowitz and Hubert G. Locke
Each year, more than 200 students -- most of them not Jewish -- enroll in Holocaust-related courses at Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia's Jesuit school that has offered such courses since 1990. These students, along with thousands like them around the country, start out with little knowledge of Judaism or the crimes of the Third Reich, but are drawn by curiosity...
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Critics of Israel Shouldn't Be Branded as Traitors I write to commend you on your fair coverage of the recent J Street program held at Penn Hillel (City & Suburb: "Competing 'Streets' Meet, but Manage Not to Intersect," Feb. 11). But I also must express my concern for the McCarthyism that is infecting the Jewish community as represented by the...
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