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America’s Jewish Olympiads

Jason Lezak -- no newcomer to Olympic glory -- recognizes the difficulty in returning to the medal stand at the London Games."I definitely would...
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Bulgaria’s Jews Still Reeling

SOFIA, BulgariaUntil last week, leaders of Bulgaria's small, placid Jewish community said they felt untouched by hate crimes or terrorism.But after last week's apparent...
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A Page of Talmud, Every Day

A few minutes after sunrise on a recent Thursday, Barry Gesserman arrived at Congregation Beth Hamedrosh, an Orthodox shul in Wynnewood, and took his...
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Bearing Witness to the Holocaust

As Holocaust survivor Joseph Gringlas spoke to a group of Catholic school teachers at Daylesford Abbey last Thursday, Eileen Marie Dunn had the urge...
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Millions Approved for Jewish Programs

The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, the central fundraising body of the local Jewish community, has approved the allocation of $22.1 million -- of...
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Remembering an Icon

As a young father, Rabbi J. Harold Romirowsky used to buy day-old goods from the local bakeries and secretly leave them at the doors...
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South Philly Synagogue Opens Doors to Cutting-Edge Contemporary Art

"There's a feeling that this is the next Brooklyn," Saul Sudin said, gesturing to the South Philadelphia neighborhood right outside Congregation Shivtei Yeshuron Ezras...

Debate Rages Over Circumcision in Germany

 BERLINSay yes to circumcision.That's the message of a petition that three German students have created at change.org.Directed toward the German government, the petition comes in...
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Voter ID Education

Vivian Felzer cast her first ballot for president in 1940. She went with a popular choice, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She's voted in every presidential...
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Parkway Jewel Sparkles Anew

Is it possible that Philadelphia is home to the greatest collection of Rodins this side of Paris -- thanks to a schnauzer?According to Norma...