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The director of the Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition asked if a representative of the group could testify at an upcoming Harrisburg hearing on immigration. The request was considered, but the director was told, in effect, "Thanks, but no thanks." State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-District 12), the chairman of the Pennsylvania House's State Government Committee, called for the hearings, which began Aug...
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Will a Palestinian unilateral declaration of independence at the United Nations -- perhaps coupled with mass demonstrations in the Middle East and even more violence on the ground -- spark anti-Israel activism on college campuses locally and nationally? While no one knows quite what to expect, either on the world stage or on campuses, student activists and professional advocates have...
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Ominous wasn't a strong enough adjective to describe the black cloud that had parked itself above Citizens Bank Park, followed by the kind of breeze that tells you something powerful is at hand. Perhaps at the Philadelphia Phillies Jewish Heritage Night, biblical was the only descriptive that would fit. As the Phillies took the field for the start of the...
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As students head back to the books this fall, Cheltenham High School graduate Jake Aronson will fly to Israel to work on a kibbutz, study Hebrew and volunteer with 90 other Jewish young adults participating in the Conservative movement's Nativ leadership program. Even though the majority of college-bound Americans still go straight from high school to higher education, a growing...
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U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan's second trip to Israel was very different from his first, taken a little more than a year ago. Then, the former prosecutor, a Republican, was a candidate seeking to represent the state's seventh district, which includes Delaware County. But now, he's a freshman lawmaker who traveled with a GOP Congressional delegation and was able to meet...
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