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Rosh Hashanah Greetings from Our Elected Officials

President Barack Obama: "Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to you and your families for a sweet and happy new year."

Senator Bob Casey:  “Rosh Hashanah marks the start of the Jewish High Holidays and New Year. It is an opportunity to gather with family and friends, reflect on the …

Conflict Awakens Anti-Semitism

By JFLV Staff

The cease fire is holding. The rockets are grounded, the sirens quiet. It’s over. 

Except it’s not. 

The 50-day war in Gaza revealed something that has been building for much longer than 50 days, longer than 500 days. It didn’t start with the rockets and it didn’t …

Simchat Torah: Great Answers to Life's Little Problems

By Alice Level

Last year, my sister, who lives in France with her family, came to visit me. After a few days of reminiscence and intensive shopping sprees (it seems that, compared to France, going shopping in Pennsylvania is like going to paradise), we began to talk about our projects and d…

Is Judaism Obsessed with Food?

By Alice Level

I recently attended a class regarding food and its influence on civilizations. The topic of the day was ancient Judaea, and as the lecturer was talking about the laws of kashrut, I was struck by how much we, Jews, are obsessed by food.  

Think about it: Not only does the To…

The View from France: French Jews Shaken but Rallying

By Rachel Level

I was 3 years old when my parents, Jews born and raised in France, decided to immigrate to the United States. Although they never looked back on their decision, every summer we try to spend a month in France with our relatives. I was always aware that there was anti-Semitism…