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Spotlight on Special Needs

Growing up, Rachel Dunn participated in an all-Jewish Girl Scout troop and even went to day school. But the Jewish high school she wanted...
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Controversial Author Defends Boycott

 Peter Beinart, author of The Crisis of Zionism, came to town last week and defended his much-maligned call for Americans to boycott Israeli products made...
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Hadassah Celebrates Centennial

 Tears welled up in Bonnie Benson's eyes as she recalled the parents of a sick child who approached her Hadassah group during a visit...
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Day School Leader Moving to Israel

Jay Leberman, longtime head of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School, is leaving his post at the end of the next school...
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Gearing Up for Camp

Other than sleepovers, 8-year-old Peri Albert has never really been away from home. For that reason, the Cheltenham third-grader admits, she's a little nervous...
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Countering BDS With Dershowitz and Dinners

A week into the semester, University of Pennsylvania students have begun organizing a grass-roots Shabbat dinner program and, with support from the larger Jewish community,...
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The (Mock) Votes Are In

Avi Romanoff spent months preparing to play the role of former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman in a mock school primary.The 15-year-old sophomore at the...
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Local Rabbis Meet With Obama

Three local rabbis were among 20 leaders of the Conservative movement who held an informal White House meeting May 29 with President Barack Obama.Rabbis...
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Looking for Seed-Stage High Tech in Israel, and Bringing It to Philly

  Looking to Israel for talented start-up companies is hot right now in the business world. But Brian Rosenzweig and his partners at JANVEST Technologies,...
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‘Deadly’ Steps to the Final Solution

When the Nazis instituted their euthanasia program in January 1940, they began by distributing a questionnaire to the directors of institutions where potential victims...