This month we discuss the joys and complexities of our recent public Israel celebrations; talk with Rabbi Rachel Kobrin about domestic abuse through a Jewish lens; and we pay tribute to the first Jewish person ever elected to public office in the U.S. – in 1774. In honor of Israel’s 70th anniversary, we also sat down with politician and lawyer Gov. Ed Rendell to talk about his connections to Judaism, bringing Israeli businesses to Philadelphia, and of course, the Eagles Superbowl win.


Read about our Israeli flagraising at City Hall
Read about the Israeli flag desecration on the Parkway

Domestic violence:

Where to get help in Greater Philadelphia:

Domestic Violence Crisis 24-hour Hotline 866.723.3014
Jewish Family and Children’s Service 866.JFCS.NOW
Laurel House 24-hour hotline 1.800.642.3150
Dinah legal aid

National help:
National Domestic Violence Hotline 1.800.799.7233
National Sexual Assault Hotline 1.800.656.4673

Read about Women of Vision’s panel on domestic abuse

Jewish Gem
Read more about Francis Salvador

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