Philadelphia Jewish Voice

April/May 2009

Top Stories
• Obama's First 100
• Madoff Response
• Madoff Foundations
• Norm Coleman
• Climate Change
• Letters to the Editor

• Kibbutz Life

In Their Own Words
• Alan Grayson
• Pres. Obama

• PA Hunger

• LimmudPhilly
• Bob Woodruff
• Health Fair
• Bikers Help MDA

Raising A Mensch
• Ethiopian Pesach
• Minding the Mind

Living Judaism
• Becoming a Jew
• A Taste of Freedom

Teen Voice
• Role Model

The Kosher Table
• Passover Recipes
• Haroset

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President Obama's First 100 Days
A Jewish Perspective

Saving Our Money for Madoff?
Why sit on our Tzedakah?

Kicking Us When We Are Down
LA's Federation defends itself.

What is Best for Coleman?
"Norm Coleman, enough is enough".

Draft Climate Legislation Marks Significant Step Forward
A reaction to the discussion draft of the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009

Letters to the Editor

A Look at Contemporary Kibbutz Life
A series of personal vignettes.


President Obama
Holding him to his promises.

Congressman Alan Grayson
Jewish morality comes to the beltway.

"A special ministerial committee appointed a team to examine whether it would be possible, in accordance with international law, to limit the amount of money transferred to prisoners for their personal use, their ability to watch television and listen to the radio, acquire an education and isolate them so they cannot enjoy physical contact with prisoners. The committee is expected to complete its study within two weeks, Israeli media reports said Thursday." Deutsche Presse-Agentur
Reprinted courtesy of Yaakov (Dry Bones) Kirschen

The Hunger Caucus
Pennsylvania legislature addresses food insecurity.

LimmudPhilly Unites and Delights
Preparations afoot for 2010.

ABC News Anchor Bob Woodruff to Speak
Congregation Beth El in Yardley on April 18.

Star of David Bikers
Raising money for Magen David Adom.

A Health Fair Like No Other
The Home for a lifetime health fair.

Ethiopian Traditions Enhance Your Seder
Was Moses' wife Ethiopian?

Minding the Mind
Diagnosing mental illness in youth.

Becoming a Jew
Controversies about conversion around the world.

A Taste of Freedom at the Seder
The metaphors of Exodus ground us in the present.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Cancer Survivor
A role model for young Jewish women.


Passover Recipes from Days Gone By
Recipes to remember.

Lenore Annenberg: February 20, 1918-March 12, 2009. "We, as a Federation, and the Greater Philadelphia Jewish community, are greatly indebted to Lenore and the Annenberg Foundation for their legendary generosity and philanthropic vision. Lenore and Walter devoted their lives to advance causes that have made our world a better place for all of its citizens. Many local, national and international institutions have been enhanced by their extraordinary legacy." Leonard Barrack, President, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.

Haroset Fun from around the World
Delicious alternatives.

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