Friday, July 11, 2014 Tammuz 13, 5774
By:
Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
With the presidential election less than three weeks away, the antagonism between supporters of Democratic Sen. Barack Obama and Republican Sen. John McCain was evident during a local forum held Oct. 16, as representatives from both campaigns relayed their candidates' views -- only to be heckled by an increasingly rowdy crowd as the evening wore on. About 100 people attended...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
How's this for an unusual intersection of religion and politics? A group of about 15 rabbinical students from Hebrew Union College in New York (with a few cantorial and education students thrown in) recently joined a number of their counterparts from Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote for some door-to-door canvassing for Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama. The trip from...
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By:
Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Once former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani withdrew last year from contention for the Republican party presidential nomination, he soon after endorsed his longtime friend Sen. John McCain. Now he's not only endorsing the man, he's speaking out boldly in his favor. This past Sunday, the former mayor addressed a sizable crowd at Congregation Beth Or in Maple Glen...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Since 1973, there have been nine Israeli prime ministers, seven American presidents, and one constant at Philadelphia's Jewish Community Relations Council: Burt Siegel, who will step down on Nov. 3 from his post as executive director of the organization he's served for 35 years. In a career that's seen the easing of tensions between Philadelphia's Jewish and African-American communities, and...
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By:
Aaron Passman, JE Feature
In the history of voter-outreach campaigns, there's never been anything quite like this. "The Great Schlep" kicked off last weekend as an attempt by young Jewish voters to convince their grandparents in Florida to vote for Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama. The movement -- spurred on by an Internet video featuring comedian Sarah Silverman -- is focused on convincing...
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