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Rutgers legal scholar helping revitalize Southern Jewish life

RAYMAN SOLOMON…

FAMILY: Wife Carol Avins, daughters Claire and Jessica  HOMETOWN: Merion, PA  FAVORITE DOCUMENTARY: “Shalom Y’all’  FAVORITE SOUTHERN JEWISH AUTHOR: Eli N. Evans   More...

CH Township honors recycling effort

Cherry Hill Township presented a proclamation in honor of a Nov. 17 Recycling and Shredding Day supported by the Jewish Federation, Sustainable Cherry Hill, and the township. More...

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World News

DIY shechitah: Some Jews taking kosher slaughter into their own hands

ASHLAND, Ore.—It’s a crisp fall day in southern Oregon and Josh Shupack, 32, is gently whispering in a chicken’s ear.  “We’re going to return your soul to heaven, your blood to the earth,” he says, petting the More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

DAVID BLOCK, of Marlton, died on Nov. 23. Husband of the late Ruth Block. Father of Barbara (Howard, Esq.) Sobel and Donna (Stuart) Gordon. Grandfather of one and great-grandfather of two. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17   JCC SOCIAL SINGLES  Movie Night at 7 p.m. at the Katz JCC. Contact Arlene at aasalkin@aol.com.  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20   CONG. BETH EL  Singles Shabbat at 8 p.m. Open to all and free of charge. More...

Editorial

Nelson Mandela had close ties to Jews, complicated Israel relationship

On the day after he was elected as the first postapartheid president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela attended Shabbat services at a synagogue in Cape Town.  Mandela, who died last week at 95, had close ties to his country’s tiny Jewish com More...

DRY BONES… Changing Times

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How to stop people from killing in the name of God

NEW YORK—Belief in God is at the core of my very being. But that belief is sometimes challenged by the scores of innocents killed over the millennia in God’s name, from biblical times to the present day.  More...

Religion Column

Knowing the proper balance between criticism & praise

Parashat Vayechi Gen. 47:28-50:26  More...

 

Netanyahu & Pope Francis meet

  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talks with Pope Francis during their meeting at the Vatican, Dec. 2. Netanyahu and Pope Francis discussed the Middle East as well as a future trip to Israel by the Pontiff. More...

Nelson Mandela mourned; was close to country’s Jews

CAPE TOWN, South Africa— In the early 1940s, at a time when it was virtually impossible for a South African of color to secure a professional apprenticeship, the Jewish law firm Witkin, Sidelsky and Eidelman gave a young black man a job as a cl More...

Mideast

Struggling Holocaust survivors in Israel say government must do more to help

TEL AVIV—Breakfast costs Dov Jakobovitz $2. Lunch costs him $2.25. Both are served in the public old-age home in south Tel Aviv where he lives. But the food is not to his liking.  More...

Hasmonean-era house unearthed

DISCOVERY

A house dating to the Hasmonean period was uncovered near the Temple Mount—the first time a structure from the era was discovered in Jerusalem.  More...

Noa & Noam are most popular

NAMES…

Noa for girls and Noam for boys were the most popular names for Jewish babies born in Israel in 2012.  Israel’s Central Bureau for Statistics released the list of names.  More...

Federation

Repaying a debt to the Philippines

STORIES FROM THE HEART

NEW YORK – As the extent of the catastrophic damage and tragic death toll continues to grow in the Philippines, a particularly heroic piece of history should be recalled by the global Jewish community, which owes a debt to the island nation.&nb More...

Federation staff focuses on team building

Federation staff members (from left), Laura Nadler, Campaign director; Robyn Kaplan, Aleph Home Care project manager; Julie Schwartz, Donor Relations manager; Andi Goldman, Operations manager; Ronit More...

Do It!

Calendar

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11  ADATH EMANU-EL  Toy Drive. Drop off new, unwrapped toys by Dec. 23. Call 608-1200.  CONG. B’NAI TIKVAH-BETH  ISRAEL  More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14   TEMPLE EMANUEL  Mini-Minyan Kiddush and Service at 9:30 a.m. Open to the community. RSVP to Jared@templeemanuel.org.  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15   TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM  More...

Columns

Jodie’s Jewce

All the buzz on your favorite Jewish celebrities

Hi! I hope you had a very Happy Chanukah and you’ve had your fill of latkes and chocolate gelt! More...

End the year by joining together to aid those who need our help

FEDERATION PRESIDENT’S CORNER

When the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey discovered that The Promenade at Sagemore in Marlton was planning a special Chanukah celebration for their Black Friday shoppers, we were thrilled to offer our partnership at this festive time of the More...

Comcast co-founder takes a look back at the rise of cable TV

COMPUSCHMOOZE

Hindsight is always 20/20, but if you have good foresight, it can be very profitable indeed. That’s the message from Comcast co-founder and retired vice chair Julian Brodsky. More...

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