Thursday, July 10, 2014 Tammuz 12, 5774
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State Rep. Josh Shapiro (D-153) urged Jewish community officials to support his Terror Free Investment Act, which would mandate several state pension funds to divest from any company that does business with the five nations labeled by the U.S. State Department as sponsors of terror: Iran, Syria, North Korea, Sudan and Cuba. The Associated Press reported over the weekend that...
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Several days after returning from Iraq, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) said that while American forces are doing all they can to stabilize the country, the Iraqi government is not doing its part to bring about reconciliation among Sunni, Shi'ite and Kurdish factions, as well stem the daily torrent of violence that plagues the country. "The government there, to say...
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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
The two teachers read the courtroom testimony at near-breakneck speed -- 240 words per minute. The banter was so quick that they seemed to be stepping on each other's sentences in a rapid-fire exchange that often seemed to mimic the dialogue in a David Mamet play. The students in the class sat near computers with their stenography machines resting snugly...
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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
Sarah Katuran never went to college. Neither did Irene Carasso or Mary Dubin. Instead, these three women -- all of whom grew up in South Philadelphia during the 1920s and 30s -- followed the trajectory of many others in their generation: They went to work, got married and raised children. Now, at ages 90, 84 and 89, respectively, the women...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
When 9-year-old Quinn Hovey stood behind home plate at Citizens Bank Park ready to catch the ceremonial first pitch, his parents could not help but be overjoyed. Sure, it was a rush for his father, Lonnie, to stand on the field before the Phillies took on the Washington Nationals on July 25 -- just inches from pro ballplayers -- but...
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