Sunday, July 13, 2014 Tammuz 15, 5774
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A trip to Israel has become a rite of passage of sorts for those seeking higher office, especially in a state with a large number of Jewish voters. Nowhere is that truth more evident than here in Pennsylvania following state Treasurer Bob Casey's Nov. 23 return from a five-day tour of the Jewish state. Underwritten by the National Jewish Democratic...
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It took years to reach this point, but Mania Perel is convinced that in order to salvage her heath and her sanity, she must do what was once unthinkable, and put her husband of more than 50 years into a nursing home. The problem for the Northeast Philadelphia woman is that, currently, there's no room at a kosher facility. And...
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Jack Cohen was on hand in the parking lot of Genuardi’s in Wynnewood Sunday to help pack toys, books and nonperishable food for victims of Hurricane Katrina. The event was sponsored by Young Judaea’s “Caravan 4 Katrina” — which is sending 10 rigs to the Gulf Coast — and the Kehillah of Lower Merion.
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
After years of practicing his moves and refining his specific technique, Jake Wischnia, 16, should have been eagerly anticipating his first international fencing match, just hours away. Instead, he was panicking. The airline that had taken the Wyncote native all the way to Budapest, Hungary, had also lost his fencing equipment. He was left with nothing: no helmet, no padding,...
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Maverick labor leader Andrew Stern believes that America’s position as a global economic power — which has offered successive generations the proposition of a better life through hard work and diligence — is in danger of slipping away. Speaking to more than 200 business and civic leaders at a Nov. 17 lunchtime event at the Union League in Center City,...
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