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Wharton Launches Site on Israeli Innovations

The award-winning, web-based business journal run by the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School is launching its latest spinoff, this one with a focus on...
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J-Walking With Leno and Federation

Jay Leno leads with his chin — and it’s quite a lead, given that he’s beaten his late-night TV talk show comedian competitor David...
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Casey Makes His Case

Sen. Bob Casey is seeking a second term in the U.S. Senate and is facing Tom Smith, a entrepreneur in the coal industry from...
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True to His Roots

Arlen Specter, a lifelong squash player — he famously played even while undergoing chemo­therapy treatments — used to stake out choice territory on the...

Study: No Anti-Israel Push on Campus

  WASHINGTON (JTA) — Ninety-seven percent of U.S. and Canadian college campuses report no anti-Israel or anti-Semitic events, and the campus-based anti-Israel divestment effort has...

Largest-Ever Military Exercise Begins

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli and U.S. troops began their largest-ever joint aerial defense exercise this week. Austere Challenge 12, which began Sunday, is part of...
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Western Wall Arrest Galvanizes Groups

Activist Anat Hoffman is no stranger to confrontations with Israeli police for wearing a tallit while leading women's prayer services at the Western Wall....
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Agency Reduces Hospital Chaplains

To save costs, the Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia has halved the number of hospitals its chaplaincy program serves.   In a cost-cutting...
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Consul General Addresses Lawmakers

  Yaron Sideman, Israel’s new consul general in the region, last week deliverered separate speeches on the floors of the Pennsylvania House and Senate —...
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Groups Protest Protestant Letter on Israel

  WASHINGTON   When 15 prominent American Protestant leaders sent a letter to Congress last week calling for an investigation and possible suspension of U.S. aid to...