Tuesday, May 31, 2016 Iyyar 23, 5776

By:
Rabbi Arthur Waskow
This past February, religiously rooted climate activists began to hear from our contacts at the Vatican that Pope Francis was preparing an encyclical — a major statement of the Church’s teaching — about the climate crisis. Seven well-known rabbis — three of them from Philadelphia, and one a long-time former resident here — decided it would be valuable to create...
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By:
John Fry
The Drexel president makes his case for honoring Noam Chomsky.
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By:
Abraham H. Miller
An op-ed exploring why and how Drexel University erred in honoring the famed schoalr.
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By:
Joshua Runyan | JE Editor in Chief
First, the good news: The American Jewish population has stabilized in size after decades of decline. But Steven M. Cohen of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, finds the numbers unsettling.
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Websites used as references for a Vietnam story, the potential chaos of the Iran deal and Jewish-Catholic comity are topics covered by readers in letters this week.
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