Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774

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Andrew Silow-Carroll
I have long looked to the Starbucks coffee empire as a source for ideas about reinvigorating the synagogue experience. As I once wrote in an essay, your typical Starbucks serves as a model and metaphor for community-building: "The physical setting is often exquisite, the seating is conducive to lingering and conversation, the music is current and tasteful, the price of...
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Saul Singer
How much further must our politics turn upside-down for some to notice that the Israeli public and leadership want a Palestinian state more than the Palestinian leadership? Yet the assumption remains -- and not just among Israel's harsher critics -- that the Palestinians want a state, and Israel is the one standing in the way. The persecution complex of Israel...
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Media Clippings
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Only in a spot as provincial and hidebound as the greater Philadelphia area could a spat erupt between two magazines over the simple fact that they have remarkably similar titles. But that's what's happened between Main Line Today and its newest competitor, Mainline magazine. And according to Monica Yant Kinney's column in the March 11 Philadelphia Inquirer, the case has...
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We've all seen them in supermarkets, department stores and restaurants, those children who throw fits whenever they don't get what they want when they want it. They were always around, as far back as anyone can remember, except now it seems their numbers have blossomed. The March issue of Parents magazine called them "The Brat Pack," alluding to that group...
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By:
Sue Fishkoff
Why is April 3 different from all other nights? On this night, Conservative, Orthodox and some Reconstructionist Jews outside Israel will sit down to their second Passover seder, while Reform and Israeli Jews will eat as on any other night of the holiday. That's longstanding tradition. But stirring the pot are some younger American Jews returning from Israel programs, who...
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