Thursday, July 24, 2014 Tammuz 26, 5774
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Harold Levenson and Milt Salamon, a pair of World War II veterans, arrived more than two hours early to Abington High School on Oct. 3 in order to get as close as possible to the speaker's podium. The two were part of an estimated crowd of 6,000 that turned out to hear Barack Obama's first speech in the area since...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Though great strides have been made in combatting bigotry, it now "travels the globe in nanoseconds, protected by the anonymity" of the Internet, said Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, in a recent lecture at Main Line Reform Temple, Beth Elohim. "We have not eradicated [anti-Semitism], and now, on the Internet, it's very heavy." The scientists behind the...
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Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) -- who, by all reports, was very nearly John McCain's choice for running mate -- predicted during a Sept. 28 GOP rally in Ardmore that McCain would receive more support from Jewish voters than any Republican candidate since before the Great Depression. Back in 1980, Ronald Reagan garnered 39 percent of the Jewish vote en route...
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State Rep. Daylin Leach (D-District 149), a 47-year-old who has served in the General Assembly for six years, insisted that he's running for the seat being vacated by state Sen. Connie Williams (D-District 17) to reinvigorate the Democratic minority in the chamber and help get stalled health-care and environmental legislation into law. Leach stated that, up till now, the state...
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When it comes to American policy vis-à-vis Israel, whoever takes the oath of office on Jan. 20, 2009 -- be it John McCain or Barack Obama -- will inherit an even more complicated and potentially dangerous political and security landscape than the scenario that awaited George W. Bush upon entering the White House. "The next president of the United States...
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