This Shabbat is our Independence Day. Accordingly, in respect for the Sabbath, Fourth of July festivities were held a few days earlier with speeches at the U.S. Ambassador Dan Shapiro's residence in Herzliya with fireworks and keynote speeches by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin.
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Other courts upheld rights to same-sex marriage by hollowing out the significance of marriage itself. However, Justice Anthony Kennedy did just the opposite.

By building a facility well in excess of the needs of Drexel's current Jewish community, the University hopes to compete with other local school for bright Jewish students. However, if Drexel is seen as lending its support to those who slander Israel, then will the needed Jewish students come?
A candied lemon or orange was the most elegant treat a Philadelphian could serve to celebrate the Declaration of Independence. You may enjoy a taste of the past this 4th of July with this easy recipe.
Best wishes for a Shabbat Shalom and a Happy Independence Day. 


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