Saturday, February 28, 2015 AdarI 9, 5775
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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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A presidential candidates' forum, held at Temple Sinai in Dresher -- a gathering that featured sharply worded questions from the audience regarding some of Barack Obama's previous associations and John McCain's choice for vice president -- went on more or less as originally scheduled, despite a decision by the Obama campaign not to participate in any programs that included representatives...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
City of Brotherly Love -- and Sisterly Affection -- yes, indeed. The World Congress of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Jews held its eastern regional conference in Philadelphia last weekend -- the group's first conference since 2006. "The main reason we chose Philadelphia this time around was that if you look at our numbers, the bulk of our member organizations...
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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
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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