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Israel Defense Force fires shell at Hizbullah positions in Southern Lebanon. (Photo: IDF) 

Special Dossier: War Versus Hezbollah

Doug McIntyre's Apology
An apology from a Bush voter.

Why  Must An Arab State Be Jew-Free
Expel hatred not Jews.

Dry Bones cartoon - Terrorism, missile attacks, rockets hitting Israeli cities, Hizbullah, Hamas, Sunnis, Shias, Iran, Ahmadinejad, and Israel's two-front war in Lebanon and Gaza
Reprinted courtesy of Yaakov (Dry Bones) Kirschen www.DryBonesBlog.blogspot.com  

Memories Of The Hammer
Cleaning up Congress without DeLay .

Not In My Synagogue
GOP desperately seeking votes.

The Color Of "Transparency" Is Black
Report on detainee policy is literally opaque

Where Have All The Rabbis Gone
Shortage plagues Jewish military overseas.

US Postal Service Honors Hiram Bingham
Diplomat saved  thousands of Jews.

The Lobbies
AIPAC skirmishes with APN and Brit Tzedek v'Shalom.

Battle of the letters to the editor.

Letters to the Editor

Community Community Calendar
New and improved calendar. Download events to your PDA, get reminders automatically by email or text message. 

Shalom TV Connects With Comcast
New Cable Service to Launch in Philadelphia.

We Stand With Israel
Over 2000 attend solidarity rally at Love Park.

Americans Asked To Donate
Israel on high blood alert.

An Interview with Peter Edelman
National chairman of the New Israel Fund. 

Networking Central

Kehillah for Secular Jews
Six Jewish organizations unite.
Tisha B'Av (August 3) commemorates the anniversary of the destruction of the Holy Temple. Photo of Arch of Titus depicting Romans bearing the spoils of the Holy Temple. (Flaura Winston)

Living Judaism

Jewish Civics 101
The Halacha of War.

The Tahara Experience
A final  loving gesture.

What Does Judaism Have To Say About Organ Donation
Follow up.

Mazel Tov!
It's a girl!

Parenting During War
?Terrorism?War?Missiles?Deaths?Injury?Bombs? Soldiers?Victims...!

The Kosher Table

A Delightful New Spot On The Main Line
Café Shira was worth the wait.

New Calendar

The Philadelphia Jewish Voice has updated and modernized its Community Calendar to make it far more user friendly. Now when you click on any of our Community Calendar links you'll see a colorful, web-based, interactive calendar.

When the calendar opens, you'll immediately see the coming week's events. Click anywhere on the monthly calendar on the left to jump to the date or week of your choice. Scroll forward or backward through the months to display the dates that interest you. Now there is no need scroll through all the intervening events.

Just below the monthly calendar you'll find a View field. Here you can choose how you'd like to see the calendar. The default view is a list of events for the coming week. You can also choose daily, weekly, or monthly calendars, or even a tabular view of all scheduled events.

In the area labeled Mixed-In Calendars you can filter events. This means that your calendar will include only the events in your chosen geographic vicinity, or events with a certain theme. For example, if you mark only the check boxes for Montgomery County and For Children, your calendar display will include only those activities. Check other boxes to see those activities as well. To find dancing activities in Center City Philadelphia, clear all the check boxes except for Center City and Dancing.

Activities are categorized geographically as follows: Bucks County, Center City, Delaware County, Montgomery County, New Jersey, Northeast Philly, and Northwest Philly. (Activities outside these areas are all included in the calendar, but cannot be filtered.)

Activities are also categorized by theme. At present the themes are "Dancing" and "For Children". We will add more themes as more and varied activities are posted on our calendar.

You can mark the check box for any calendar event and have Trumba (the new calendar tool) automatically email you a reminder about the event as it approaches. You can even ask Trumba to notify you if the event's time or date are changed! In fact, you can be notified by text message, email, and other methods. Details are found on the Trumba calendar website.

We're sure that you'll enjoy using the new calendar tool, we hope you'll use it often, and encourage your school, synagogue or other Jewish organization to list their events with the Philadelphia Jewish Voice.

-- Larry Angert, Calendar Editor