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AGE: 34  FAMILY: Husband Jason; children Sydney, 6, and Jack, 3  HOME: Voorhees  HOBBY: Crochet  GOAL: To be a resource for younger or less experienced volunteers in order to help More...

JCC Camps’ teens serve the community

Emily Sohn (left), and Jordan Hendricks, two teens from the JCC Camps at Medford, work with Donald Kootz, resident of Spring Hills Cherry Hill, during the recent JCC Camps Community Service Day. More...

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World News

Mass. Jewish doctor gets Green Party nod

Jill Stein, a Massachusetts physician, beat back a challenge by actress Roseanne Barr for the presidential nomination of the Green Party.  Stein garnered 193 1/2 votes to Barr’s 72, according to the Baltimore Sun, at the party convention i More...

Italy plans to fight cyberspace hatred

The Italian government plans to introduce new legislation to beef up measures countering antisemitism and hate speech in cyberspace.  More...

Jews & Muslims can circumcise

Germany’s Jews and Muslims will not be punished for breaking the law if they carry out circumcisions on young boys, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman said.  More...

Do It!

Calendar

FRIDAY, JULY 27  ADATH EMANU-EL  Rabbi David leads a threesession Adult Summer Course from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. entitled “Three Holiday Stories.” All are welcome. Call 608-1200 to register.  TEMPLE EMANUEL  More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

THURSDAY, JULY 26  SJ JEWISH SINGLES  Monthly meeting at Temple Emanuel at 7:30 p.m. Bring and share your hobby to our first Show and Tell. Free to members and $3 for guests. Call Judy at 609-953-8649. More...

Columns

Headlines shed light on human nature and the character of Israeli society

JERUSALEM JOURNAL

My children used to complain that things weren’t fair. After countless responses to them that life is not fair, they got the message. More...

Event ticketing and invitations go online with Eventbrite system

COMPUSCHMOOZE

For meeting and event planners, there are now a number of web-based solutions for their ticketing and attendee registration needs. More...

How a peek into past finances can mean a walk down memory lane

SALLY’S WORLD

Some of my friends are into journal-writing. They’ve even taken courses on how to chronicle the days of their lives as they’re happening, spilling all onto the blank pages of handsome books with tapestry covers.  More...

Special Sections

 

Bulgaria terror attack survivors recall the chaos and tragedy

TEL AVIV— Vered Kuza was standing with her daughter, Amit, on an airport shuttle bus at Sarafovo International Airport in Burgas, Bulgaria, when she suddenly heard a blast. “It’s an attack!” Kuza, 54, shouted at Amit, 26. More...

Mideast

Peres avoids event to honor Shabbat

OLYMPICS

Israeli President Shimon Peres canceled his participation in the 2012 Olympic Games in London after failing to find a way to attend the opening ceremony without desecrating the Jewish Sabbath.  More...

Hatred of Jews on display in Iran

ANTISEMITISM…

A cartoon depicting three stereotypically haredi Orthodox Jews praying in front of the Western Wall, which is labeled Wall Street, won an Iranian cartoon contest.  More...

Olmert has no plans to re-enter politics

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, following his acquittal on the most serious corruption charges, said he does not intend to return to politics.  Olmert, speaking at a conference in Tel Aviv two days after he was acquitted on corruption More...

Federation

My life would not be the same without ORT

This is Helen Praysman. Like so many other people in the Former Soviet Union, Helen grew up ignorant of what being Jewish meant and unaware that she could even be Jewish.  More...

Life Cycles

Birth:

Meredith (nee Belafsky) and Benjy Swartz, along with big sister, Sasha Gayle, of Chicago, announce the birth of Ivy Harper (Yael Ayala), born Feb. 11, 2012, weighing 6 lb., 10 oz. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

VIOLA ADLER, of Phila., died on July 8. Wife of the late Frank Adler. Mother of Rhoda Maister and Jay (Jeanette) Adler. Grandmother of five and great-grandmother of 11.  More...

Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, renowned halachic scholar, dies

JERUSALEM—In an age of sound bites and celebrity seekers, Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, who died at age 102, represented a world apart.  The head of the Lithuanian haredi Orthodox community in Israel, Elyashiv was a Torah sage who shunned t More...

Editorial

Murders in Colorado & Bulgaria were horrific—but very different

Last week, two horrific acts of mass murder dominated the news. One event was the slaughter of young moviegoers in Colorado. The other was the blowing up of a busload of Israeli tourists on their way to a resort in Bulgaria. More...

DRY BONES… Re- election Realities

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‘Spider-Mensch’ teaches, ‘With great power comes…guilt!’

NEW YORK—My “Spidey Sense” is tingling! More...

Religion Column

Experiencing the joy of sadness that Tisha B’Av can bring

I was 17, and it was my first Tisha B’Av. I was on a summer program in Israel and the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av arrived. More...