Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774
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In his relatively short political career, U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak has worked overtime to reach out to local Jews. Now, as the retired Navy admiral is set to challenge Sen. Arlen Specter in the Democratic Party's primary race for the U.S. Senate, Sestak acknowledges that he faces a tough task in broadening his support in the Jewish community. But that's...
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Hillel Kuttler , Jewish Exponent Feature
Three years ago, David Mink began volunteering at the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center, helping to index its microfilmed collection of ledgers from the city's long-defunct Rosenbaum, Blitzstein, Lipschutz and Rosenbluth banks. The early 20th-century banks doubled as agencies to facilitate immigrants' money transfers to relatives in Europe to book ship passage here. A fellow volunteer eventually pointed out some interesting...
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Nearly eight years after more than 3,000 people were killed in attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, figuring out how to respond to another such incident has been an ongoing source of worry for many hospitals and law-enforcement departments. While drills and procedures are important, there's little substitute for the actual experience of reacting to a bomb or...
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Aaron Passman, Staff Writer
Drexel University is striving to put students to work in Israel. The university is doing that in part by reviving Israel as a destination for its co-op students to get on-the-job experience. It is also partnering with an Israeli-sponsored, long-term program that is seeking to capitalize on the current economic situation by attracting individuals who might be having trouble finding...
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State budget woes have agencies crunching numbers
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When Jay Spector, president and CEO of JEVS Human Services, recently looked over yet another round of proposed state budget cuts, one particular item caught his eye -- and his angst. As part of an effort to shore up a $3.2 billion budget gap and end an impasse with the Republican-controlled State Senate, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell proposed a 4.2...
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