Thursday, July 31, 2014 Av 4, 5774
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With news outlets wasting little time in calling Pennsylvania for Barack Obama, the partying got under way early; at times, it felt more like New Year's Eve than Election Day. Drinks flowed, party horns were sounded and a three-piece, New Orleans-style brass band supplied the tunes at the Obama campaign's Philadelphia celebration, held at Finnegan's Wake, a two-floor Irish pub...
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The city estimated that two million people turned out on Oct. 31 for a parade saluting the Philadelphia Phillies and its first World Series title in 28 years. Left fielder Pat Burrell (center) led the charge.
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Aaron Passman, JE Staff
Hungry for a filet mignon? How about a "Philly Minyan" instead? That dish and others can be had from Klapholz's Kosher, which in August moved into the main building at Young Israel of Elkins Park, after six years at its former retail location on Old York Road in Jenkintown. Formerly known as Klapholz's Kosher Delicatessen, the business dropped the "deli"...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
During the presidential campaign season, candidates Barack Obama and John McCain have both been grilled on a number of important issues, especially about how they'd handle the troubled economy. But there's one crucial question Kenneth W. Stein, president of the Atlanta-based Center for Israel Education, would like to ask the next president, whoever he may be: What will Israel's place...
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U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, a Maryland Democrat who recently stumped for Barack Obama in Pennsylvania, and U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, a Texas Republican and physician who recently gave a slew of interviews touting John McCain's health plan, don't agree on much. Yet, both said recently that, despite the financial crisis, health care remains a top priority for voters. They agreed...
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