Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Nisan 16, 5774
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Two months after accepting an endorsement from J Street's political action committee, a local Democratic congressional candidate is disassociating himself from the upstart lobbying group. Doug Pike -- a former editorial writer for The Philadelphia Inquirer who is now seeking to unseat U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-District 6) -- asked J Street officials this week to remove him from its...
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Aaron Passman
Hillel of Greater Philadelphia has adopted a new set of rules to help determine which speakers and programs will and will not receive official support -- in other words, who's kosher and who's not. The development comes after several months of heated rhetoric on Philadelphia campuses. These incidents include a fracas in November over the choice of speakers at Temple...
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While the race for the Democratic nomination for governor hasn't exactly hit the intensity of March Madness, this contest has also come down to the final four. Most observers agree that, of the remaining contenders, the two candidates from Pittsburgh -- Allegheny County executive Dan Onorato and Auditor General Jack Wagner -- are the top seeds. But both State Sen...
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Aaron Passman
To most people, the idea of sitting around and waiting for the phone to ring probably sounds like a fate worse than death. However, most people aren't Linda Roth. For more than two decades, she's made it her life's work to answer all kinds of questions over the phone. Roth is the director of Philadelphia's Jewish Information & Referral Service,...
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Aaron Passman
The games are coming to Philadelphia in 2011. No, not the Olympics or the World Cup, not the Super Bowl or the Final Four, either. We're talking the annual JCC Maccabi Games, which are set to make a return visit to the area next August. Organizers expect them to attract about 1,000 athletes worldwide between the ages of 13 and...
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