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Mideast

Tel Aviv to allow Shabbat business

The Tel Aviv municipality passed a by-law that will allow some grocery stores to remain open on Shabbat. Under the measure, about 15 percent of the city’s grocery stores will receive permission to remain open on Saturdays. More...

Garnier facing boycott calls

Garnier was facing a boycott threat over its donation of personal care products to female Israeli soldiers serving in the Gaza operation. More...

Government won’t cooperate with probe

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu indicated he would not cooperate with a United Nations commission investigating Israel’s conduct during its war in Gaza. Most ministers in the government also oppose any dealings with the U.N. More...

Life Cycles

KVITKA-KLEAR

Engagements:

Nikki and Richard Kvitka of Harrisburg, PA, along with Betty and Harris Klear of Cherry Hill announce the engagement of their children, Kelly Blaire Kvitka and Jordan Craig Klear. More...

CAPLAN-LEFF

Suzan and Peter Caplan of Ann Arbor, MI, announce the engagement of their daughter Aliza to Alan Leff, son of Jeanette and Barton Leff of Cherry Hill. More...

B’nai Mitzvah:

ADATH EMANU-EL MEGAN OLIVIA BUCK, daughter of Dr. Gary and Lisa Buck, on July 5. TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM ALEX FRIEDMAN, son of Caryn and Richard Friedman, on Aug. 16. More...

Do It!

Calendar

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20 ADATH EMANU-EL Five Below Fundraiser at the location in Mt. Laurel runs through Aug. 24. Print out flyer at www.adathemanuel.com/ monthly-calendar/upcomingevents. Call 608-1200. More...

Editorial

South Jersey can stand tall after a fabulous Maccabi Games

EDITORIALS…

Years of planning and preparation; generous sponsors; 1,200 athletes from across the country and around the world; hundreds of host families; thousands of volunteers; fabulous opening and closing ceremonies; the competition; the friendships; and the More...

DRY BONES… The Gaza War

Full Story

Experiencing Israel during a time of war

The desert came into clear view as we started our descent to the state of Israel. I knew what I was getting myself into—I knew the portrayed war zone that would be awaiting me once our plane landed. More...

Religion Column

Are they not on the other side of the Jordan?

Parashat Re’ehDeut. 11:26-16:17 More...

Ebbing support for Israel among key groups stirring alarm

WASHINGTON— If the results of a recent focus group and polls are any indication, the gap is growing between Congress and young Americans when it comes to support for Israel. More...

Local News

Cherry Hill native discovers passion for social justice in DC internship

MEET REBECCA FISHER…

FAMILY:Parents, Mary andFred; sister Talia SYNAGOGUE:Temple Emanuel HOMETOWN:Cherry Hill, nowOrlando, FL FAVORITE MUSEUMIN DC:Newseum CURRENT CAREERASPIRATION:Attorney More...

Zach Bannett spearheads TBS greenhouse

Temple Beth Sholom in Cherry Hill recently erected a greenhouse under the direction of Zach Bannett, who spearheaded the project as part of becoming an Eagle Scout. More...

TALK TO US…

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World News

Synagogue raises $1-million for Israel

Congregants at a synagogue in the Hamptons on New York’s Long Island pledged more than $1-million at a fundraiser for Israel. More...

UMass Amherst scraps Israel program

The University of Massachusetts Amherst canceled its study abroad programs in Israel for the fall semester. The school, the flagship of the UMass system, cited a July 21 recommendation from the U.S. State Department that U.S. More...

Slain soldiers’ photos in German daily paper

Germany’s most widely read daily newspaper, Bild Zeitung, published the faces of the 64 Israeli soldiers killed in the current conflict in Gaza. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

DONALD LEE HORROW (z’’l), of Cherry Hill, died on Aug. 4. Husband of Jacquelyn Horrow. Father of Cindi (Dr. Glenn) Cooper, Debra (Eli) Levenstein, Lesle (Paul) Crawford, Michael (Avigal) Horrow and Donna (Edward) Mason. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

THURSDAY, AUGUST 28 SJ JEWISH SINGLES Meeting at Temple Emanuel at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $3 for non-members. Call Judy at (609) 953-8649. SUNDAY, AUGUST 31 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA. More...

Columns

BBYO camp offers teens a chance for in-depth exploration of Judaism

BBYO BLOCK

BBYO offers a myriad of summer programs designed to shape Jewish teens into better, more fulfilled leaders who will positively impact their Jewish communities at home and beyond. More...

Help Israel get through this crisis and rebuild for the future

FEDERATION PRESIDENT’S CORNER

Our community rallies together especially in times of crisis. We are in the midst of one now. As I write this column, the hostilities in Gaza continue, with efforts for a cease-fire and truce ongoing. More...

For Iranian-born actors, Israel’s first Farsi movie carries echo of lost home

ARTS & CULTURE

AYANOT, Israel—An Iranian-Israeli director and a group of Iranian-born actors are making a movie in Farsi, the language of Iran. More...

Voice at the Shore

Rally at Margate JCC attracts huge crowd in support of Israel

The shore Jewish community came together to show its support for Israel at a rally at the JCC in Margate on July 29. More...

Rabbi Gerald Fox to head Board of Rabbis & Cantors

The South Jersey Board of Rabbis and Cantors (SJBRC) has elected Rabbi Gerald Fox of Temple Beth Shalom in Brigantine as its new president. More...

A view of daily life near the border with Gaza

LETTER FROM ISRAEL…

We are accustomed to sharing our joyous celebrations with you: Ofer’s birth, Tomer’s bar mitzvah, Shir’s enlistment to the IDF. You welcomed us to your homes, your hearts, and you are part of our family. More...