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Israel Enters Third Lockdown as Vaccination Spree Sets World Records

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By Philissa Cramer Israelis began a third lockdown of indeterminate length Sunday night as the country battles yet another steep wave of COVID-19 infections. The lockdown...

Health Care Workers Receive First Vaccine Doses

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Front-line health care workers at hospitals and clinics throughout Philadelphia received their first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine last week after the Food...

Remembering Legal Lion Ted Mann

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Philadelphia lawyer Theodore “Ted” Mann, who led numerous Jewish organizations both worldwide and locally for years and was an early critic of Israel’s West...

Israel Will Have New Election in March After Parliament Officially Dissolves

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By Gabe Friedman Israel’s Knesset, or parliament, dissolved Tuesday night after failing to pass the 2020 budget, triggering an election that will take place on...

‘Esau’ Puts New Twist on Biblical Brotherhood

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“Everybody calls me a writer. But writers write about people, and all I can write about is bread,” muses the eponymous protagonist of “Esau,”...

EU Court Upholds Belgian Bans on Ritual Slaughter, Dealing Blow to Jewish Advocates

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By Cnaan Liphshiz The European Union’s highest court has upheld Belgium’s bans on slaughtering animals without first stunning them, a ruling that confirms the prohibition...

Advocate for Elderly Elias Surut Cohen Dies at 93

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Elias Surut Cohen of Wynnewood, an advocate on behalf of the elderly and a lawyer who served as Pennsylvania’s first state commissioner for aging...
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Families Talk About Pregnancy, Birth During a Pandemic

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Dec. 13 marked a full nine months from the beginning of the pandemic’s life-changing effects in Pennsylvania — that Friday in March when adults...

Exit Interview: Rabbi Mike Uram

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Before the new year rings in, Rabbi Mike Uram, 44, will leave his post as executive director and campus rabbi of Penn Hillel after...

Jeffrey Rosen to Become Acting Attorney General After Barr Exits

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By Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON — Speaking just weeks ago about combating anti-Semitism, Jeffrey Adam Rosen, the deputy attorney general, quoted the ancient Rabbi Tarfon: “It...