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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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Jews Take Sides on the Particularly Fractious Fracking Debate

NEW YORKTo frack or not to frack?As concerns mount over the environmental and public health consequences of hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, Jewish groups...
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Iran and Nukes a Heat-Seeking Issue

WashingtonIsrael, the United States and Iran have all gone deep into mixed-signals territory. Conversations with Israeli officials, including Defense Minister Ehud Barak, left one...
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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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Alan Gross vs. the Cuban Five?

 WashingtonAdvocates for Alan Gross, who is serving prison time in Cuba, say that talk of a trade for five Cuban spies is a non-starter....
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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...