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Is Iran Violating the Interim Agreement?

Foreign Policy claims that parts of a confidential report cite an unnamed state alleging that Iran violated certain terms, and that “diplomatic sources” said that the unnamed state was the U.S., but the article is talks about violations of U.N. agreements, not the Joint Plan of Action.

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Alexander the Great’s Hanukkah Treats

After their victory over King Antiochus IV Epiphanes, the Maccabees celebrated the Festival of Lights for eight days. This celebration included feasting, and one of Alexander’s signature treats was on the menu.

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Philadelphia Bar Association Honors Mark Aronchick

The former chancellor of the Bar Association was cited for his work defending same-sex marriage with the successful Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) case in Pennsylvania, as well as for his service to the city of Philadelphia years ago as the city solicitor.

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Women of the Wall Call Jewish Women to #LightOneCandle

The organization’s members will gather today for a women’s candle lighting at the Western Wall protesting against the exclusion of women at the Wall, and call Jewish women around the world to share online photos of themselves lighting a candle for the cause.

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Foundation for Jewish Camp Launches Affordability Program

BunkConnect has launched nationally with 75 participating camps, representing various movements and denominations. The program is for first-time campers, basing eligibility on a family’s adjusted gross income, number of dependent children, and place of legal residency.

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Arts & Culture

Five Pointz, three days before it was destroyed. (Photo: Barry Bub)

Book Review: Subway Love

Nora Raleigh Baskin’s short novel is a page-turner, skillfully designed to encourage both family and classroom discussion of difficult topics such as divorce, abuse, first love, intermarriage, and coping with the end or loss of both casual and important relationships.

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