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Did you read this fascinating Exponent story written by our Editor Lisa Hostein, about a renowned feminist icon and the Rabbi who inspired her at the Democratic convention in Chicago in 1968?

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When Gloria Steinem came to town this weekend, the renowned feminist icon reunited with a local rabbi she credits with helping to inspire her at a trying time. The way she tells it, Steinem met R
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In April, 30 local children, actors in the theatrical version of I Never Saw Another Butterfly, will travel to Prague in the Czech Republic to perform together with the Prague Youth Theater.

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It has been 75 years since Kristallnacht, a night that shattered glass and shattered lives. This was the prelude to the inferno that would engulf Europe over the next seven years. As I reflect on that
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A group of "Spice Girls" from Netivot, Israel, spent a week in Philadelphia demonstrating the cooking venture that brought them together as friends, catering partners and co-contributors to a cross-cultural cookbook. 

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Seven Israeli women bustle in and out of a small prep kitchen on the top floor of the Jewish Community Services Building, bantering in Hebrew as they unwrap trays of stuffed chicken thighs, potatoes,
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Mother Words blog post - I was never a fan of overnight camp and my 4th grade son swore he didn't want to go, either. But he seems to be changing his tune after a Hebrew school weekend retreat at Camp Harlam.

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Miriam deal with presents in her latest blog post. You've told family and friends that you're really not into gift-giving so that no one feels obligated to get you anything, but they send gifts anyway. 

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Dear Miriam, Now that we're heading into the holiday season, I'm faced with a problem I have every year. I'm really not into gift-giving or receiving. I try to be clear about this with fa
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Enjoy this Exponent Editorial and Shabbat Shalom! 

It’s no joke that more American Jews believe that having a sense of humor is more important than observing Jewish law when rating what’s essential to their Jewish identity.

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It’s no joke that more American Jews believe that having a sense of humor is more important than observing Jewish law when rating what’s essential to their Jewish identity. That&rsquo
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Part of Cathy Fiebach’s formula for success at her new, independent bookstore in Bryn Mawr is making the business a neighborhood community hub. Main Point Books will host two well-regarded authors during this year’s Jewish Book Month.

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Part of Cathy Fiebach’s formula for success at her new, independent bookstore in Bryn Mawr is holding regular programming, such as book talks, and making the business “a sort of neighborho
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An Orthodox Jew from Northeast Philly is getting media attention for winning a rather mundane political office as a member of the Whig Party. 

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Robert “Heshy” Bucholz’s story has gotten a lot of national media coverage in the past few  days. The news? Bucholz, a 39-year-old engineer, became the first person in 157 years
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American foreign policy in the Middle East has now entered Bizarro World — a place made famous by Jerry Seinfeld, describing a parallel universe where “up is down, down is up,” and where the opposite of what one expects occurs.

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American foreign policy in the Middle East has now entered Bizarro World — a place made famous by Jerry Seinfeld, describing a parallel universe where “up is down, down is up,” and w
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An octogenarian couple -- both Jewish Holocaust survivors -- killed themselves in Toronto in an apparent suicide pact.

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Visitors from the Tennessee town where students built a now famous Holocaust memorial got a taste of Jewish life on the East Coast. 

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Dalton Slatton, a Christian student from Whitwell, Tenn., wore a Star of David necklace as he toured the National Museum of American Jewish History on Sunday. "This is my remembrance," said
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PJFF opens Nov 2. God's Neighbors. Gripping and gritty drama highlighting the conflicts between fanatical religion, secular Israeli life, and the laws of love.

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Director/Writer: Meni Yaesh Genre: Drama Country: Israel Year: 2012 Running Time: 102 min Language: Hebrew with English subtitles Date: Saturday, November 2, 8 pm Location: The Gershman Y Premiere Status: Philadelphia Premiere Special Event: Skype conversation with Director Meni Yaesh BUY TICKETS   A gripping and gritty drama highlighting the conflicts between fanatical religion, secular [...]
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