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On a ‘Fiddler’ Film Remake

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By Steven Chervin In a recent article ("Fans React to News of 'Fiddler' Remake," by Sophie Panzer, June 19, 2020), several commentators expressed opposition to...

On Jewish White Privilege

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By Shira Grife In the past few weeks, familiar childhood tropes of white Jewish oppression have filled my Instagram feed in response to the Black...

Is Now a Good Time to Donate Appreciated Stock to the Jewish Federation of...

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By David Gold With the gyrations in the stock market over the last couple of months, now is a good time to donate long-term appreciated...

Tug at My Tallis

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By Abbie Stein The High Holidays were always a very special time for my family. It was a time for togetherness. There was a special calmness...

Dear Miriam | Reading List Doesn’t Represent Judaism Accurately

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Dear Miriam, A teacher I know put together a really wonderful and culturally diverse children's reading list. To represent Jews, she included two Chanukah books,...

Israel Engagement Grants: Applications Open

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The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia awards grants each year to local Jewish organizations, supporting them in bringing Israeli culture to our communities in...

Dear Miriam | How Does Dating Dad Tell His Grown Kids?

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Dear Miriam, I am a middle-aged widower who has recently started dating. I have not yet told my adult children. What is the best way...

Creating and Sustaining Shalom Bayit During Quarantine and Beyond

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BY AMY ALFRED Shalom bayit is the Jewish religious concept of domestic harmony and good relations between husband and wife. Literally meaning peace or harmony...

Perelman Adapts to a Virtual Format

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When the COVID-19 coronavirus came to Philadelphia, every school in the region had to quickly adjust its curriculum to a virtual format. For Perelman Jewish...
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Dear Miriam | Reopenings Open Up Concerns

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Dear Miriam, Now that things are starting to reopen, I find myself increasingly uncomfortable with the way it's being done and the precautions that the...