Friday, April 18, 2014 Nisan 18, 5774

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School officials reacted swiftly after a handful of student spectators uttered anti-Semitic chants during a basketball game last week between Lower Merion and Upper Darby high schools. During the closing moments of a Dec. 15 game held at Upper Darby -- a contest Lower Merion won handily -- several parents said that they heard spectators chant, "Warm up the Ovens"...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
A Jewish woman in Souderton has filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against her former employer, Clayton H. Landis Company, or CHL Systems, a manufacturing and engineering company also in Souderton. Amy Elsner, the plaintiff, was fired from her position as a document control specialist after a little more than four months, during which her complaint alleges that she was subjected...
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Can the reconciliation now taking place in post-genocide Rwanda serve as a model for Israeli-Palestinian peace? That was the suggestion posited by former President Bill Clinton, who addressed the Dec. 8 kickoff to the 2010 annual campaign of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia last week. In a wide-ranging, hourlong speech, Clinton's remarks spanned the globe and the issues that...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
During time spent in Iraq, Matt Cohen received a care package from his brother that included a copy of the novel Exodus by Leon Uris, as well as stories of the Maccabees and their triumph over the forces of Hellenism. Those are fitting tales for the 21-year-old from Havertown. Like those heroes, he's been doing some battling of his own:...
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Philadelphia City Council passed legislation last week that would prohibit the city from accepting a bid, or holding investments in, foreign-owned firms that do business with Iran or Sudan. Its primary sponsor, Democratic Councilman James Kenney, insisted that the bill is not just a symbolic victory, but will hurt both countries in the pocketbook as well. He did acknowledge that...
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