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Tu B’Shevat Promotes Sustainability

A Tu B’Shevat Midrash recounts the story of an old man planting a carob tree. When confronted with the question of why he’s planting the...
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Schwartz Pledges Support for Private School Tax Credit

U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz told Orthodox leaders on the Main Line that she is hoping to get "100 percent support from the Jewish community"...
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Philadelphia Mayor Nutter Conducts Same-Sex Wedding of Israeli Diplomat

Israel's No. 2 diplomat in Philadelphia weds his partner in a first at City Hall.  Nervously waiting for Mayor Michael Nutter to arrive and preside...
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Socially Conscious Students Take ‘Tikkun Olam’ to a Deeper Level

Recently, along with 23 other rabbinical students from eight different seminaries, I traveled to Senegal in Western Africa on a service-learning trip under the...
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Ice Storm Power Outage Paralyzes Communities

Many synagogues, schools and businesses throughout the area have been left without light or heating due to power outages caused by the most recent...
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Vivian Isaak Translating Family Legacy into Success

Vivian Isaak created Magnum Group 24 years ago — back when there was no Internet and cellphones were scarce — and it was named...
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Scare of Another Type Greets Penn President After Halloween Revels

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann expected a parade of ghoulish figures to enter her West Philadelphia mansion on Halloween night. Still, when a student...

Locals Make Fundraising Pitch for Israeli Hospital’s Cardiac Unit

Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot, Israel offers its cardiac patients a contrast in that its care is considered top-notch, but its facilities — some...
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Region’s New ADL Head Knows the Turf

The Anti-Defamation League’s Nancy Baron-Baer has already seen her fair share of local and world events after a dozen years of working for the...

Jewish Values Inform Candidates’ Quest for Office

With dozens of names on the ballot, instructions that read like math problems and a ballot question whose wording challenges even superior reading comprehension...